Access to Information
In the Spotlight
The proposed revised Public Communications Policy (to be called Access to Information Policy) focuses on the guiding principles and the exceptions to disclosure. The Working paper will be discussed by ADB’s Board of Directors on 31 July 2018.
ADB ranked first in the 2018 Aid Transparency Index, compiled by British nongovernment organization Publish What You Fund, in recognition of its ongoing efforts to improve the quality and scope of its aid data disclosure.
This report assesses ADB’s implementation of its Public Communications Policy in 2017. Timely disclosure of selected project documents slightly improved and more project documents, publications, multimedia and other materials were uploaded on ADB’s website.
Check out the highlights on technology, finance, and the future of work; the Governors’ statements; and what to expect at the 52nd Annual Meeting in Fiji.
ADB's Public Communications Policy (PCP) 2011 strengthens the previous policy by expanding the scope and type of information ADB makes publicly available. It also allows for earlier disclosure of most Board documents, and offers a more effective framework for proactively disclosing information and responding to information requests on a timely basis.