Access to Information
In the Spotlight
The Access to Information Policy (AIP), which went into effect on 1 January 2019, governs ADB’s sharing of information and documents with stakeholders. It supersedes the rules-based Public Communications Policy (PCP) and focuses on principles that support the disclosure of information and has a new overarching principle of “clear, timely, and appropriate disclosure”.
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.
ADB’s website is the primary medium for disclosure. Where necessary, more appropriate means of information dissemination will be used that considers such things as literacy level, geography, infrastructure, and popular mass media for reaching project-affected people. For instance, new technologies, such as social networking and mobile applications, may offer exciting opportunities for information exchange.