Great Expectations: They Dream the Future, We Build Today

The Asian Development Bank and its partners support young people as they shape the future of Asia and the Pacific by focusing on employment, the environment and health. Read More

Vocational Education Boosts Employment Opportunities in Timor-Leste

ADB supports vocational education in Timor-Leste, creating jobs and opportunities for the country's next generation of young citizens. Watch Video

Hydropower Export Helps Bhutan Provide for Future Generations

Bhutan's hydropower exports are helping build the country's economy, laying a foundation of prosperity for the next generation. Watch Video

Meeting between CSOs and ADB Management

At the 47th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors, ADB President Takehiko Nakao spoke of the very substantial engagement that ADB enjoys with civil society organizations. Read More


ADB works in partnership with a broad range of civil society organizations to strengthen its efforts to reduce poverty.

Working at the grassroots level, CSOs fill a vital space in the development process, giving voice to marginalized communities, providing expertise and knowledge, testing innovative approaches to poverty reduction, and ensuring beneficiary participation in projects.

ADB cooperates with CSOs to increase the effectiveness, quality, and sustainability of its operations.

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