ADB Governance Briefs

ADB's Governance Brief series was introduced to respond to inquiries and demands for short, easy to read references on specific governance related issues. While there is considerable literature on governance issues, much of it is too specialized, technical, and/or extensive for the typical interested reader.


  • Fuel-Marking Programs: Helping Governments Raise Revenue, Combat Smuggling, and Improve the Environment 

    Asian Development Bank (Asian Development Bank, 2015-10-01)
    National fuel tax and subsidy programs that are implemented in Venezuela, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and the Philippines create opportunities that are exploited illegally, robbing nations of much needed fiscal revenue. While fuel-marking systems have ...
  • The Governance Brief: Engaging Citizens and Civil Society to Promote Good Governance and Development Effectiveness (Issue 23: 2015) 

    Bhargava, Vinay (Asian Development Bank, 2015-08-25)
    Good governance signifi es open, inclusive, accountable, and eff ective public institutions. Promoting good governance is a key strategic objective of the global development agenda. Poor governance has opposite characteristics and is at the heart of ...
  • The Governance Brief: Reconstructing Accountability after Major Disasters (Issue 22-2015) 

    Podger, Owen Main (Asian Development Bank, 2015-03-15)
    The imperative of sustaining public trust, and the complexity of governance demand strong accountability mechanisms to assure that the governments and other parties managing disaster response carry out their commitments Disaster relief and recovery ...
  • The Governance Brief: Infrastructure Asset Management: Can the Canadian Municipal Experience Help Inform Better Practices in Southeast Asia? (Issue 21-2015) 

    Jamer, Murray (Asian Development Bank, 2015-01-15)
    With the rapid urbanization in Southeast Asia, coupled with a rising infrastructure deficit, the time is right for local government units (LGUs) to move to a comprehensive asset management system. Field observations in Southeast Asia (Indonesia, the ...

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