Public Communications Policy Review | Asian Development Bank

Public Communications Policy Review

ADB is reviewing its Public Communications Policy (PCP) which governs the release of ADB information and documents to external stakeholders. The PCP became effective on 2 April 2012 and mandates ADB to conduct a comprehensive review no later than 5 years from the effective date of the PCP.

The ultimate goal of the review is to assess policy implementation and give interested stakeholders the opportunity to help improve the effectiveness of the PCP.

ADB has already conducted internal and external consultations and received comments on the initial PCP consultation draft and staff instructions. We are currently considering internal and external inputs and a revised draft is being prepared. This draft will be posted on this page for public comments as soon as available.

See the timeline for the review.

Public comments

Consultations have already been completed in the following countries. Comments from these consultations are provided in the links below:

Other comments:

Web-based public comments on the upcoming second draft of the proposed policy and implementation arrangements may be submitted to   [email protected]. Comments may also be sent by post mail to:

Asian Development Bank
Public Information and Disclosure Unit
Department of External Relations
P.O. Box 789
0980 Manila, Philippines

Comments received will be posted on the ADB website including ADB’s response to key comments. Unless otherwise indicated, the affiliation of the sender will be included. Please note if you would like to remain anonymous. ADB will acknowledge comments received and will strive to respond to queries within a reasonable period.


Description Target Date
PCP review launch on ADB website

Nov 2016

Consultations, including face-to-face consultations in select member countries, internal review, and request for comments on the consultation draft Dec 2016 – July 2017
Preparation of revised policy draft Q3-Q4 2017
Revised draft policy for Board consideration and simultaneous posting on ADB website for comments Q1 2018
Preparation of final policy Q1-Q2 2018
Final policy for Board consideration Q2 2018
Effectivity date of new policy 6 months after approval of new policy