Public Communications Policy Review | Asian Development Bank

Public Communications Policy Review

ADB is reviewing its Public Communications Policy (PCP) which governs the release of ADB information and documents to external stakeholders. The PCP became effective on 2 April 2012 and mandates ADB to conduct a comprehensive review no later than 5 years from the effective date of the PCP.

The Working paper of the proposed revised policy (to be called Access to Information Policy) will be discussed by ADB’s Board of Directors on 31 July 2018. This Working paper took into consideration comments received from internal and external stakeholders on the first (November 2016) and second (March 2018) consultation drafts.

Asian Development Bank
Public Information and Disclosure Unit
Department of Communications
P.O. Box 789
0980 Manila, Philippines
 [email protected]


Description Target Date
PCP review launch on ADB website

Nov 2016

Consultations, including face-to-face consultations in select member countries, internal review, and request for comments on the consultation draft Dec 2016 – July 2017
Preparation of revised policy draft Q3-Q4 2017
Posting of revised policy (2nd consultation draft) for public comments March 2018
Revised draft policy (W-paper) for Board consideration and simultaneous posting on ADB website for comments July 2018
Preparation of final policy Q3 2018
Final policy for Board consideration Q3/Q4 2018
Effectivity date of new policy 3 months after approval of new policy