Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Leveraging Information and Communication Technology for Development

Information and communication technology has grown into one of the most powerful forces shaping the 21st century. But, its digital dividends are unevenly distributed because many are still left out of one of the greatest revolutions in history. The work plan of ADB's Thematic Advisory Service Cluster aims to identify ICT options in ADB's operations, diversify ICT portfolios in ADB's operations, develop ADB's capacity for ICT operations, and leverage knowledge partnerships in ICT.

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Training for Internal Auditors in the Public Sector: An Alternative Approach for State Internal Auditors

This Knowledge Showcase discusses Slovenia's program for Training of Internal Auditors in the Public Sector: how the program began, the challenges it faced, and their results.

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Deploying Mobile and Branchless Banking in Bhutan

Technology that allows banks to operate at distance can overcome the high cost of serving remote rural areas and extend financial inclusion. In 2015, with help from ADB, Bhutan moved to deploy mobile and branchless banking across the country.

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Instituting e-Government Procurement in Nepal

e-Government procurement enhances transparency and compliance, increases performance and quality, and furthers economic development. In 2013, with help from ADB, Nepal launched ambitious and transformational reforms to develop its e-GP system.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015

Opportunities for Internal Audit Capacity Development

An internal audit function is intrinsic for sound governance and accountability where public sector institutions can rely on internal audits to provide oversight and assurance over operations, delivery of services, and use of public funds.

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Ramping Up Results-Based Management in the Philippines

At the country level, results-based management is best introduced as part of a larger public sector reform program, impelled by the government for any number of possible reasons.

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Monday, June 1, 2015

Tax Administration Reforms in the Maldives

Taxes provide the funding that makes it possible for government to function. In 2009, with help from ADB, the Maldives launched ambitious and transformational reforms toward modern taxation.

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