ADB and Civil Society
In the Spotlight
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.
ADB supports vocational education in Timor-Leste, creating jobs and opportunities for the country's next generation of young citizens.
Bhutan's hydropower exports are helping build the country's economy, laying a foundation of prosperity for the next generation.
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.
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.