Civil Society Briefs

Civil society is a very important stakeholder in the operations of the Asian Development Bank and its borrowers and clients. It is distinct from the government and private sector and consists of a diverse range of individuals, groups, and nonprofit organizations. They operate around shared interests, purposes, and values with a varying degree of formality and encompass a diverse range—from informal unorganized community groups to large international labor union organizations. These Briefs provide an overview of civil society organizations (CSOs), with a particular focus on nongovernment organizations (NGOs).

  • February 2015

    Civil Society Briefs: Myanmar (Myanmar Language)

    ADB encourages the involvement of Myanmar's nongovernment organizations in the design, process, implementation, and monitoring of ADB-funded projects.
  • February 2015

    Civil Society Briefs: Myanmar

    ADB encourages the involvement of Myanmar's nongovernment organizations in the design, process, implementation, and monitoring of ADB-funded projects.
  • December 2013

    Civil Society Briefs: Sri Lanka (Sinhala)

    ADB encourages the involvement of Sri Lanka's nongovernment organizations in the design, process, implementation, and monitoring of ADB-funded projects.
  • December 2013

    Civil Society Briefs: Sri Lanka

    ADB encourages the involvement of Sri Lanka's nongovernment organizations in the design, process, implementation, and monitoring of ADB-funded projects.
  • May 2013

    Civil Society Briefs: Bhutan (Dzongkha Translation)

    This brief provides an overview of the civil society organizations in Bhutan.
  • May 2013

    Civil Society Briefs: Bhutan

    This brief provides an overview of the civil society organizations in Bhutan.
  • February 2013

    Civil Society Briefs: Philippines

    This brief provides an overview of the civil society organizations in the Philippines. It also expounds on their roles and activities as development partners of ADB in the country.
  • December 2011

    Vətəndaş Cəmiyyəti Haqqinda Qisa Məlumat: Azərbaycan

    With a view to strengthening ADB cooperation with civil society organizations (CSOs), the NGO and Civil Society Center periodically prepares reports on the context for CSO activities in various developing countries in Asia and the Pacific. These studies contribute to awareness of the important role that CSOs play in promoting development across the Asia-Pacific region. The reports are often prepared by NGOs or with substantial input from NGOs. This brief provides an overview of civil society in Azerbaijan.
  • December 2011

    Civil Society Briefs: Azerbaijan

    With a view to strengthening ADB cooperation with civil society organizations (CSOs), the NGO and Civil Society Center periodically prepares reports on the context for CSO activities in various developing countries in Asia and the Pacific. These studies contribute to awareness of the important role that CSOs play in promoting development across the Asia-Pacific region. The reports are often prepared by NGOs or with substantial input from NGOs. This brief provides an overview of civil society in Azerbaijan.
  • November 2011

    Civil Society Briefs: Cambodia (Khmer translation)

    With a view to strengthening ADB cooperation with civil society organizations (CSOs), the NGO and Civil Society Center periodically prepares reports on the context for CSO activities in various developing countries in Asia and the Pacific. These studies contribute to awareness of the important role that CSOs play in promoting development across the Asia-Pacific region. The reports are often prepared by NGOs or with substantial input from NGOs. This brief provides an overview of civil society in Cambodia.

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