ADB cooperates with a broad range of civil society organizations (CSOs), including nongovernment organizations (NGOs), to strengthen its efforts to reduce poverty and increase the effectiveness, quality, and sustainability of its operations.
ADB invites civil society organizations (CSOs) to submit proposals for the Civil Society Program of the 56th ADB Annual Meeting in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
This publication shows how ADB continues to explore new ways to deepen its relationship with civil society organizations (CSOs) and increase the impact of its development projects in South Asia.
A virtual Business Opportunities Seminar for Civil Society Organizations will be conducted by ADB on 23 February 2023.
ADB wants more civil society organizations involved in its projects. This primer gives an overview of how ADB and civil society work together, and tips on how NGOs can bid for ADB-financed contracts.
ADB's NGO and Civil Society Center (NGOC) - in close collaboration with an institution-wide CSO cooperation network - supports CSO participation in ADB operations. Sitting in ADB's Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department and launched in 2001, the NGOC:
The CSO Cooperation Network comprises about 30 operational staff called CSO anchors. They are focal points for CSO engagement in each of the operational departments, civil society specialists in the resident missions and representative offices, and other ADB departments. The CSO Cooperation Network's goals are to:
Because youth and youth-led organizations are important members of civil society, ADB started the Youth Initiative—now called ADB Youth for Asia or YfA—in 2013, to support young people in contributing effectively to development. It is a program managed by ADB’s NGO and Civil Society Center to mainstream youth participation in ADB operations as it believes that empowered youth are a force for innovative and effective development. YfA aims to serve as the knowledge center for meaningful youth engagement in ADB.
For queries related to Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and UzbekistanAida SATYLGANOVA (Ms)Social Development Specialist (Resettlement), E-mail Mary Alice ROSERO (Ms)Social Development Specialist (Gender and Development), E-mail
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