BLOG SURF: Public sector

Last month, we prepared a paper on positioning ADB’s approach to public sector management and institutional performance.

The paper aims to inform the preparation of ADB’s new long-term strategy for engaging with developing member countries until 2030. It also looks at the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which have a strong call to action on governance and institutional development.

The way governments perform will determine the achievement of all SDGs as well as other global development agendas like the Paris Agreement on climate change and the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on financing for development.

Governance and institutions matter for development and inclusive growth in Asia and the Pacific.

There is evidence to suggest that countries with sound policies and regulations, an effective public service and able to control corruption have grown more quickly than others.