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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

Close to 400 representatives from civil society organizations and NGOs, participated, at the 50th ADB Annual Meeting held on 4–7 May 2017, in Yokohama, Japan. The yearly Civil Society Program provided a venue for dialogue, knowledge-sharing, and networking among civil society and other development partners. Read the Highlights.


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