ADB and Civil Society

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ADB works in partnership with a broad range of civil society organizations to strengthen its efforts to reduce poverty.

Working at the grassroots level, CSOs fill a vital space in the development process, giving voice to marginalized communities, providing expertise and knowledge, testing innovative approaches to poverty reduction, and ensuring beneficiary participation in projects.

ADB cooperates with CSOs to increase the effectiveness, quality, and sustainability of its operations.

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 50th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank

The ADB organized the Civil Society Program in cooperation with key civil society organizations and NGOs. The program is an integral part of the 50th ADB Annual Meeting, which takes place from 4 to 7 May, in Yokohama, Japan. View the program.


Latest

  • Publication 08 May 2017

    Voices for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth: Lao PDR Country Partnership Strategy Civil Society Stakeholder Consultation Voices for Inclusive and Sustainable Growth: Lao PDR Country Partnership Strategy Civil Society Stakeholder Consultation

    As part of the preparation of the proposed country partnership strategy 2017–2021 for the Lao PDR, ADB organized stakeholder consultations with civil society in May 2016.
  • Publication 14 Mar 2017

    Civil Society Briefs: Vanuatu Civil Society Briefs: Vanuatu

    This brief provides an overview of civil society in Vanuatu, including history, cultural concepts, government-civil relations, as well as ADB's engagement with civil society.
  • Publication 14 Feb 2017

    Civil Society Briefs: Solomon Islands Civil Society Briefs: Solomon Islands

    This brief provides an overview of civil society in Solomon islands, including history, cultural concepts, government-civil relations, as well as ADB's engagement with civil society.