Confronting Domestic Violence in Northwestern Cambodia

An ADB-supported program in the remote northwestern region of Cambodia is supporting victims of domestic violence by helping promote respect for women’s rights. Read More

Community Initiative Helps Filipino Poor Turn Trash into Cash

A multipurpose cooperative is thriving in Manila's impoverished Smokey Mountain area thanks to recycling and other profitable enterprises involving local communities. Read More

Cambodia: Putting HIV Prevention in Women's Hands

A community-based outreach program works to prevent the spread of HIV along a major transport route in northwestern Cambodia. Read More

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

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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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