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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.

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02 May 2019 | Speech

Host Country Seminar: 30 Under 30: The Faces of Fiji’s Future - Takehiko Nakao

Remarks by ADB President Takehiko Nakao at the Host Country Seminar: 30 Under 30: The Faces of Fiji’s Future at the 52nd ADB Annual Meeting on 2 May 2019 in Fiji

02 May 2019 | Speech

Civil Society Organizations and ADB Management Meeting - Takehiko Nakao

Opening Remarks by ADB President Takehiko Nakao at the Civil Society Organizations and ADB Management Meeting at the 52nd ADB Annual Meeting on 2 May 2019 in Fiji

11 Feb 2019 | Asian Development Blog

Room to play – the missing link in Asian cities

No matter the urban pressures in Asia and Pacific, governments and their partners must provide spaces for communities to play and interact. 

10 Oct 2018 | Asian Development Blog

When young people come together, the future is less scary

Including youth in the conversation about future jobs will reduce their automation anxiety.


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01 Jul 2016 | News from Country Offices

ADB Supports Civil Society To Help Communities Tackle Climate Change

Participants at the launch of the CSO support scheme to help strengthen community resilience to climate change

31 Jul 2015 | Article

Kids Have Fun While Keeping Clean in Azerbaijan

About 14,000 children in Azerbaijan are learning how to keep their villages cleaner and safer through fun activities in their school.  

16 Feb 2015 | Article

One Direction Fans Lead Mangrove Planting in the Philippines

‘Take Me Home’: Filipino fans of the pop band One Direction are raising awareness of coastal and marine area conservation.

10 Dec 2014 | News from Country Offices

Myanmar Youth Representatives Begin Journey of Learning to Mekong Countries

Six Myanmar youth representatives today embarked on an ADB sponsored journey of learning through Mekong countries to develop and deliver a youth message at the 5th Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Summit, 19-20 December in Bangkok.


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