Highlights of ADB’s Cooperation with Civil Society Organizations 2021

Institutional Document | September 2022

This publication reflects on the Asian Development Bank's long-standing cooperation with civil society organizations (CSOs) to strengthen the effectiveness and sustainability of its operations.

Twenty years ago, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) created the NGO and Civil Society Center as its focal point for partnering with CSOs. This publication discusses how ADB and CSOs have worked together across Asia and the Pacific on both operations and policy reviews, and notes accomplishments of 2021. It highlights the potential for ADB and CSOs to increase their collaboration to support the region's recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and address the threats of climate change.


  • Introduction
  • PAST—Reflections on over 50 Years of CSO Engagement
  • PRESENT—Celebrating the Accomplishments of the NGO and Civil Society Center
  • FUTURE—Trends and the Way Forward under ADB’s Strategy 2030
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix: Additional Graphics on Civil Society Engagement Tracking

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • ADB and civil society
  • 56
  • 8.5 x 11
  • SGP220409
  • 978-92-9269-757-0 (print)
  • 978-92-9269-758-7 (electronic)
  • 978-92-9269-759-4 (ebook)

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