This publication documents the current assessment and strategic investment priorities of the Government of the Philippines and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in the country's urban sector. It highlights sector performance, priority development constraints, government plans and strategies, past ADB support and experience, support of other development partners, and future ADB support strategy. The road map covers four main support areas: (i) preparation of a loan for the Philippine Solid Waste Management Sector Project in 2012 or 2013; (ii) future technical assistance (TA) and lending activities---to be discussed with the government---that may include a sector project for markets and transport terminals, which could further include land and sea transport facilities; (iii) projects of the Urban Development and Water Division of ADB's Southeast Asia Department, which may support flood control and the efforts of communities to mitigate the effects of climate change; and further (iv) stand-alone policy and advisory TA or capacity development TA, to promote performance-oriented governance and overall strengthening of urban sector agencies, depending on requests from the government.
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About the Asian Development Bank ADB’s vision is an Asia and Pacific region free of poverty. Its mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. Despite the region’s many successes, it remains home to approximately two-thirds of the world’s poor: 1.6 billion people who live on less than $2 a day, with 733 million struggling on less than $1.25 a day. ADB is committed to reducing poverty through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration. Based in Manila, ADB is owned by 67 members, including 48 from the region. Its main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance.