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Access to Information

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Transparency and accountability are essential to ADB's vision of eradicating extreme poverty and achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific.

The Public Communications Policy (PCP), in effect since April 2012, governs ADB’s sharing of information and documents with stakeholders. The PCP required ADB to conduct a comprehensive policy review within 5 years of its implementation.

ADB’s Board of Directors approved the new Access to Information Policy (AIP) in September 2018. The AIP – which goes into effect on 1 January, 2019 - focuses on the principles of sharing information and has a new overarching principle of “clear, timely, and appropriate disclosure”.