Highlights of ADB’s Cooperation with Civil Society Organizations 2019

Institutional Document | July 2020

This report features examples, lessons, and success stories from throughout Asia and the Pacific to underscore how civil society engagement and cooperation adds value to ADB-supported projects and initiatives.

It provides an overview of how ADB actively engaged civil society organizations (CSOs) during 2019 by tapping their local knowledge, innovation, and expertise. CSOs collaborated with ADB and various development partners in the preparation of country partnership strategies, project consultations, and other development programs. In implementing Strategy 2030, ADB is committed to increasing the involvement of CSOs in the design and implementation of projects, particularly on the use of grassroots participatory approaches to help poor and vulnerable groups.


  • Introduction
  • 2019 Report on ADB’s Cooperation with Civil Society
    • Projects Featuring Civil Society Cooperation
    • Civil Society Depths of Participation
    • Engaging Civil Society in Policy Review
    • Engaging Civil Society Organizations to Leverage Resources and Knowledge Solutions
    • Highlights of Civil Society Organizations in ADB Regions
  • Next Steps

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • ADB and civil society
  • Social development and protection
  • Participation and empowerment
  • 36
  • 6 x 9
  • ARM200181

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