ADB: Deepening Cooperation with Civil Society in 2014
This brief reports on civil society organization (CSO) engagements of ADB in 2014, highlighting representative ADB operations and technical assistance projects approved or ongoing in 2014 that have CSO participation.
The aim is to provide a snapshot of how ADB engages with CSOs as the Midterm Review of Strategy 2020 (MTR) comes on stream. This brief also carries a special section on youth initiatives of ADB, specifically of the nongovernment organization (NGO) and Civil Society Center, in 2014. The youth are an important and increasingly vocal group of civil society, whom ADB has started to actively engage with.
This publication is also considered as the ADB Cooperation with Civil Society Annual Report for 2014.
- The MTR reaffirms the role of civil society participation in ADB’s work, as embodied in its strategic priorities. In pursuit of the MTR, 100% of total approved loans and grants in 2014 indicated CSO participation.
- Sectors where CSOs are active are transport, agriculture and natural resources, education, health, and information and communication technology. The more difficult sectors for CSOs to participate in include finance, industry and trade, energy, and public sector management.