Access to Information
In the Spotlight
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.
Results achieved are a combination of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports.
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”.