ADB and Civil Society
In the Spotlight
ADB awarded prizes in its youth transport video competition. Sarath Kuttikkatuparambil Thilakan, a young filmmaker won the ADB Judges’ Choice Award for “Mumbai Promise” that examined transport issues such as congestion, noise, and air pollution in the Indian city of Mumbai. While, Philippine filmmaker James Tad Patrick Bardon won the People’s Choice Award based on social media “likes” for “The Case of Kitazaki".
President Nakao reiterated the importance of collaborating and partnering with civil society organizations in a keynote address at a forum with over 50 local and international NGOs on 6 September at ADB headquarters in Manila. The event kicked off the Independent Accountability Mechanism's 13th Annual Meeting
ADB wants more civil society organizations involved in its projects, from the design through evaluation. This primer gives an overview of how ADB and civil society works together, and tips on how NGOs can bid for ADB-financed contracts. Read more
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.