ADB's Law and Policy Reform Program

The Rule of Law is a cornerstone for a functioning economy that adheres to regulations, good governance and social inclusion. It creates transparent, accountable and capable institutions, inclusive societies, and more stable economic development.

ADB’s developing member countries (DMCs) require effective judicial, regulatory and administrative institutions that can adopt, implement and apply laws properly, efficiently and ethically towards more inclusive and sustainable growth.

Alongside ADB’s operations and knowledge departments, the Law and Policy Reform (LPR) Program has been helping DMC's modernize their legal, regulatory and governance systems and build in-county capacity and fostering regional cooperation.

Other ADB Law and Policy Reform Projects include:

Asian Judges Network on Environment (AJNE)

The AJNE is an information and experience sharing arrangement among senior judges of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC). This informal trans-governmental network is committed to providing a dynamic forum for judicial capacity building and multilateral exchanges on environmental adjudication.

AJNE Website

Legal Readiness for Climate Finance and Climate Investments

The objective of this project is to identify and assess legal and regulatory barriers to accessing international climate finance and implementing Nationally Determined Contributions under the Paris Agreement. The project will kick-off with Fiji as the pilot country.

Project Page