ADB and Civil Society
In the Spotlight
Find out more about the exchange of ideas on civil society during the 51st ADB Annual Meeting:
ADB President Takehiko Nakao addressed a wide-range of topics as he engaged with over 200 civil society representatives at the 51st ADB Annual Meeting in Manila on 3 May 2018. Read more
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.