The country operations business plan (COBP), 2016-2018 for Afghanistan is aligned with the priorities set by the country partnership strategy (CPS), 2009-2013, and extended by the interim CPS, 2014–2015. These documents prioritized investment in infrastructure, including energy, transportation, and agriculture and natural resources. COBP 2016-2018 will promote inclusive economic growth, regional integration, governance, and capacity development.
The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.
The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.