Update on the ADB Translation Framework | Asian Development Bank

Update on the ADB Translation Framework

Institutional Document | December 2012

ADB's Public Communications Policy called for the development of a translation framework (the framework) to outline the ways in which ADB will expand the extent of information made available in languages other than English, the working language of ADB.

In March 2007, ADB's Management approved a translation framework which became the basis for systematic decision making as to what documents should routinely be translated. In accordance with ADB's commitment to increase shared information under the Public Communications Policy (PCP), the framework complements ADB's communications efforts with external stakeholders in line with its operational needs. In December 2012, Management approved an update of the 2007 Translation Framework in the context of ADB's revised Public Communications Policy (PCP) 2011.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Experience with the 2007 Translation Framework
  • Update on the Translation Framework
  • Implementation of the Translation Framework
  • Resource Implications
  • Appendixes