After the Millennium Development Goals

A new report proposes 12 goals that the international community should work towards to end poverty by 2030. Read More

Simulation Game Shows Dry Reality of Asia's Water Shortage

An ADB-led simulation held at the Eye on Asia event during the 2013 World Water Week shows that cooperation is key to ensure water security in Asia. Read More

Partners in Development: Focus on Civil Society

The Asia and Pacific region has one of the longest traditions of civil society involvement in the development process, explains Haidy Ear-Dupuy, Social Development Specialist at ADB’s NGO and Civil Society Center. Read More

Apps for Asia Winners Featured at ADB Annual Meeting

ADB and Microsoft Corp. will showcase the Apps For Asia – Redesigning Development Program that includes concepts for mobile applications that track water usage, consolidate the most sought-after emergency services, monitor medication use among tuberculosis patients, and help public transit users plan travel. 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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Registration and Accreditation are now open for civil society organizations and NGOs to attend the 47th ADB Annual Meeting.


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