Our Work in Law and Policy Reform
Since its inception in 1966, ADB has supported developing countries in Asia and the Pacific by mobilizing more than $250 billion of investment in infrastructure, agriculture, disaster preparedness and relief, capacity-building, and knowledge sharing—contributing significantly to the region's social and economic development. The Law and Policy Reform (LPR) Program is a key component of ADB’s vision to alleviate poverty in the region. Since 1995, LPR technical assistance projects have helped developing member countries establish strong, fair and predictable legal frameworks; develop the capacity of judiciaries and enforcement agencies to uphold the rule of law; and create enabling environments for sustainable development.
Event & News
Strengthening Insolvency Systems in Asia and the Pacific
15 - 16 Dec 2022 | Webinar
Gathering global industry experts and academics, this event seeks to analyze how countries in Asia and the Pacific can strengthen insolvency and restructuring frameworks regarding regional legal, market, and institutional features.
Gender-Based Violence Cases for Timor-Leste Judges
10 - 17 Dec 2022 | Training
In partnership with the Superior Council of Judicial Magistrates, ADB will provide training for the Court of Appeal and district court judges on gender sensitization, laws and procedures on VAWG, and international best practices. The training is based on extensive consultations, survivor experiences, social and cultural norms, and focus groups with judges.
Cambodia Environmental Law Train-the-Trainers Program
8 - 9 Dec 2022 | Training
This in-person program in Siem Reap will inform environmental law teachers with best practice concepts in pedagogy, share lessons learned on distance learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, and introduce the draft Model Environmental Law Curriculum for the Greater Mekong Subregion.