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

ADB welcomes the participation of accredited civil society organizations (CSOs) and NGOs to its 50th Annual Meeting. While participation to the meeting is free, attendees pay for their own travel and accommodation expenses.

To be accredited, a CSO must satisfy the following criteria: 1) Operates legally in an ADB member, 2) Is independent of the state and has not been created for profit-making purposes, and 3) Engages in activities related to development policy and practice relevant to ADB operations.To request for accreditation, complete the form found on this site:

Deadline for requesting accreditation is 31 Mar 2017.