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.