Public Communications Policy Review
ADB has reviewed its Public Communications Policy (PCP) which governs sharing of ADB information and documents with external stakeholders.
The review of the PCP started in July 2016 and aimed to:
(i) ensure ADB’s disclosure and transparency practices remain up-to-date and consistent with practices of comparator institutions;
(ii) stay in line with ADB’s business process; and
(iii) improve policy implementation. The review considered feedback from a broad range of internal and external stakeholders.
The AIP reflects ADB’s commitment to transparency, accountability, and participation by stakeholders. The new policy includes the guiding principles, exceptions to disclosure, and general information about external requests and appeals. Detailed information about policy implementation and the disclosure requirements will be available in ADB’s Operations Manual.
Asian Development Bank
Public Information and Disclosure Unit
Department of Communications
P.O. Box 789
0980 Manila, Philippines
|PCP review launch on ADB website||
|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|
|Board consideration of revised draft policy (W-paper)||31 July 2018|
|Preparation of final policy||Q3 2018|
|Final policy for Board consideration||28 September 2018|
|Effectivity date of new policy||1 January 2019|