Strengthening Participation for Development Results: An Asian Development Bank Guide to Participation

Date: February 2012
Type: Guides
ADB administration and governance
ISBN: 978-92-9092-525-5 (print), 978-92-9092-526-2 (web)
Price: US$27.25 (hard copy)


This revised edition of Strengthening Participation for Development Results: A Staff Guide to Consultation and Participation (2006) offers updated information and an expanded range of tools to support ADB staff and stakeholders to implement participatory approaches effectively. The updated content reflects ADB’s new business processes and highlights key opportunities for participation in policy dialogue and throughout the project cycle, and advises on methods and approaches, as well as pitfalls to avoid. In this edition, special attention is given to safeguards, gender, governance, HIV/AIDS and infrastructure, and water and sanitation. A wealth of participation resources developed by a wide range of organizations exists online; this guide includes an inventory of references for those seeking further information.


  • Background
  • Foreword
  • Introduction
  • Participation in the Review of ADB Policies, Strategies, and Country Programs
  • Participation in ADB’s Project Cycle — Guidance and Tools
  • Participation in ADB Operations — Experiences and Resources
  • Appendixes
  • Endnotes