ADB Cooperation with Civil Society: Annual Report 2008

Date: February 2009
Type: Statutory Reports and Official Records
ADB administration and governance; Poverty
Series: ADB Cooperation with Civil Society Annual Reports


In ADB’s new long-term strategic framework 2008–2020 (Strategy 2020), ADB commits to engage in partnerships with a more diverse group of institutions. Partnerships with nongovernment organizations (NGOs), community-based organizations (CBOs), and foundations are becoming more central to planning, financing, and implementing ADB operations. ADB is opening up to a new range of future partnership activities that can deliver aid more effectively, improve development results, and improve disaster and emergency assistance.

The 2008 ADB Cooperation with Civil Society Annual Report details ADB’s increasingly meaningful and collaborative engagement with civil society. The year saw more countries receiving loans that feature elements of civil society involvement and more technical assistance (TA) projects that include CSO participation. Lessons from such extensive collaboration reinforced ADB’s commitment to partnership, one of the five drivers of change in ADB’s Strategy 2020.


  • Introduction and Background
  • Putting the Work Plan into Action
  • Directions in ADB-Civil Society Cooperation