Annual Report on the Implementation of the Public Communications Policy in 2016

Institutional Document | July 2017

This report highlights ADB’s public communications activities and compliance with disclosure requirements in accordance with the Public Communications Policy's results framework for 2016.

Transparency and openness are cornerstones of the work of ADB in Asia and the Pacific. These principles, which guide ADB’s Public Communications Policy (PCP), improve the efficiency and efficacy of the bank’s growing operational and knowledge portfolio.

ADB is mandated to review the PCP 5 years after its effectivity to assess if and how it can be improved. ADB consulted with a broad range of internal and external stakeholders from August through December 2016 and will conduct more consultations in 2017 to build on ADB’s foundations of transparency and openness.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Status of Implementation
  • Challenges and Actions
  • Review of the Public Communications Policy
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance

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