Blog posts on "Governance and public management"

At the Halfway Mark - Strategy 2020

ADB’s long term blueprint for development Strategy 2020 is at the halfway mark – a milestone that calls for reflection, for evaluation, and most importantly, for discussions with stakeholders on what we need to do to meet our mission goals over the remaining 6 years. 

Haidy Ear-Dupuy

Bridging the “Identity Divide”: A Quiet Revolution in India

I do not have a birth certificate. Even though I was born in the capital city of the biggest province in India, my birth was never registered. Luckily, I went to school where they recorded my date of birth and my high school certificate gave me an identity. Now, I also have a passport and I can prove who I am.

Indu Bhushan

Thoughts on the High-Level Panel Reports on the Post-2015 Agenda

The discussions around the post-2015 development agenda – and the work of the High Level Panel of Eminent (HLPEP) persons – were seen controversially in the last months. Some felt that the consultation led by the HLPEP would lead into a kitchen sink report, which would cover every possible development concern.

Susann Roth

The Last Dispatch from Delhi: Three “I’s and Incredible India

And so, our annual meeting has come to a close. When the final head count is in, we are pleasantly surprised that over 5,900 have registered, including over 500 civil society  and 400 media. That is a record and a sign that this is the premier  event for those who care deeply about the region. 

Amartya Sen, Nobel Laureate for Economics and Professor of Economics and Philosophy at Harvard University, as one of the seminar panelists.

Drummers, Development, and Delivering Services

One of the most anticipated events is the Opening Session of the Board of Governors and this year does not disappoint. We are privileged to have the Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Finance Minister Chidambaram and the new ADB President Takehiko Nakao address the packed hall filled with almost 2000 delegates including governors. 

Nik Gowing, International Journalist and Broadcaster, moderates the Governors' Seminar: Beyond Factory Asia

Of Governors, Factory Asia and India Day

It was the host country’s chance to enjoy the limelight with ‘India Day’ taking center stage as an array of eminent speakers provided insights into a country which holds some of the world’s richest tycoons, and half of Asia’s poorest citizens.

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