Cooperation Between the Asian Development Bank and Non-Governmental Organizations: 1996 Report

Date: February 1997
ADB administration and governance
Series: ADB Cooperation with Civil Society Annual Reports


Since 1987, cooperation between the Bank and NGOs has expanded significantly and has related to many aspects of the Bank's operations. Over the past five years in particular, the Bank's project activities have shown steadily increasing levels of NGO involvement, with NGOs being involved in a variety of ways, at all stages of the project cycle. From previous involvement that related mostly to agriculture and rural development, NGOs are becoming involved in a number of other sectors, particularly in social infrastructure. The increasing involvement of NGOs in the Bank's policy development processes is an important aspect of Bank/NGO cooperation. This report presents the different ways in which the Bank had cooperated with NGOs during 1996. It discusses modalities of Bank cooperation with NGOs and summarizes operational data on Bank-NGO cooperation at the project, program and policy development levels, including NGO participation during the Bank's 29th Annual General Meeting It also examines some issues relevant to Bank-NGO cooperation as it looks to a future where NGOs are established as a significant force in the development field.


  • Introduction
  • Modalities of the Bank's Cooperation with NGOs
  • NGO-Bank Collaboration During 1996
  • Looking to the Future
  • Appendices