ADB and Civil Society
In the Spotlight
In a meeting with representatives of CSOs and NGOs, President Nakao noted that CSOs have been ADB’s partners in making projects more effective. He announced a project that will support more inclusive development programs through effective collaboration with CSOs.
In opening remarks, VP Susantono said that CSOs and NGOs are a major force in development. He also presented the Civil Society Partnership Award to the Royal Society for Protection of Nature of Bhutan.
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.
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.