Improving Road Administration in the Asia-Pacific Region: Some Lessons from Experience

  • Clay Wescott


Asia-Pacific countries are increasingly working to improve the management of their social and economic resources for development. Although the ADB (1995, pp. 1–7) recognizes a diversity of political systems and institutional cultures in the region, the ADB defines four aspects of sound governance relevant for all countries:
  1. 1.

    accountability (officials answerable to the entity from which they derive their authority, that work has been conducted according to agreed rules and standards, and reported fairly and accurately);

  2. 2.

    participation (allowing public employees a role in decision making; empowering citizens, and especially the poor, by promoting their rights to access and secure control over basic entitlements that allow them to earn a living);

  3. 3.

    predictability (fair and consistent application of laws, regulations and policies); and

  4. 4.

    transparency (low cost, understandable, and relevant information made available to citizens to promote effective accountability, and clarity about laws, regulations and policies).



Road Sector Road Maintenance Road Project Improve Road Road Agency 
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