Strategy 2020: Working for an Asia and Pacific Free of Poverty

Institutional Document | April 2008

ADB's Strategy 2020, approved in April 2008, reaffirms both ADB's vision of an Asia and Pacific free of poverty and mission to help its developing member countries improve their living conditions and quality of life.

To achieve this, ADB will support three complementary development agendas: inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration.

ADB's Transformation to Strategy 2020

Significant efforts are being made to put ADB on track to achieve the goals of Strategy 2020. ADB is making efforts to align its:

  • Operational planning
  • Human resources
  • Institutional structure
  • Policies and strategies
  • Business processes

ADB has developed a results framework to assess its progress in implementing Strategy 2020. It will annually monitor implementation through a development effectiveness review.

Strategy 2030 was approved by the ADB Board of Directors on 26 July 2018, effective immediately. Strategy 2030 supersedes Strategy 2020 and its midterm review.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • A Changing Asia and Pacific Region
  • Vision and Strategic Agenda
  • A Partner and Agent for Change
  • Goals and Performance
  • Resourcing the Strategy
  • Conclusion
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • 978-971-561-680-5 (print)

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