Philippines: Civil Society/NGOs | Asian Development Bank

Civil Society/NGOs

ADB works with a broad range of civil society organizations. NGOs, community-based organizations, labor unions, research institutes, and foundations are among ADB's partners in fighting poverty and promoting prosperity in the Asia and Pacific region. ADB's experience shows that cooperation with civil society organizations (CSOs) improves the effectiveness, quality, and sustainability of ADB-assisted activities.

As a rule, ADB works through the Government of the Philippines in supporting NGOs. For instance, NGOs are now involved in implementing projects under the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, which provides resources to innovative pilot projects designed to reduce poverty.

Partnership for more open, accountable governments

The Open Government Partnership (OGP) is an international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens. Read more

Teacher Training Program Aims to 'Build a Nation of Readers'

An ADB-administered grant puts partner organizations on the path to developing a love of reading in elementary classrooms in the Philippines.

The Computer Access Mentorship Program (CAMP)—a Public-Private Partnership for Enhancing Education Quality was launched on 21 March 2012. The project will improve learning outcomes, especially in reading, through a replicable and sustainable ICT-based in-service training program that enhances elementary teacher competencies. Read more

CSOs Help Strengthen Philippines' Procurement Processes

Civil society organizations join ADB and Philippine government agencies to strengthen procurement processes for transparency.