ADB is preparing a new long-term strategy to improve governance and public sector management in its developing member countries until 2030.
A recent review found strengths and weaknesses in ADB’s approach to capacity development, and offered recommendations moving forward.
Recruiting and retaining national specialists is extremely difficult in Papua New Guinea, so ADB is trying a new approach to build human capital for its projects in the country.
In Pacific culture the vaka, or outrigger canoe, represent Pacific islanders’ connection to their ancestry, their way of life, and the environment. Embodying respect, balance, harmony, and teamwork, the vaka is a symbol of community members working successfully together.
Analysts have long argued that the services will help take Asian emerging economies further up the value chain in global markets, but first we need an altogether different lens to look at the sector.
States are increasingly recognizing that constructive engagement and collaboration with civil society organizations (CSOs) is an important ingredient to achieving better governance.
We’ve wrapped up our 47th Annual Meeting in Astana today with plenty of food for thought on what lies ahead for our vast, diverse region.
ADB’s 14 Pacific developing member countries make up a subregion like no other. On a map many of these tiny specks of nations are barely discernable in the vast Pacific Ocean which connects them. Most are home to less than 100,000 people and each country has their own closely held languages, cultures and traditions. Development has been constrained by limited or unevenly distributed resources and endowments, and environmental fragility.
New Zealand and ADB are collaborating with Pacific nations to help them achieve their development goals.
Local perspectives on disaster risk are essential for resilience measures to be sustainable and effective.