ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. Established in 1966, it is owned by 68 members—49 from the region.
ADB's access to information policy strengthens disclosure of information to affected people and other stakeholders, including women, the poor, and other vulnerable groups.
ADB's Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance with ADB's operational policies and procedures.
ADB works in partnership with a broad range of civil society organizations to strengthen its efforts to reduce poverty.
The Office of Anticorruption and Integrity leads the integrity initiatives of ADB through the conduct of investigations, project procurement-related reviews, integrity due diligence, and knowledge-sharing with ADB’s stakeholders.
ADB is committed to ensuring that its resources are used to help countries achieve sustainable development and reduce poverty by focusing on results management in its operations, improving the capacities of its developing member countries, and contributing to the global agenda on aid effectiveness.
ADB's safeguard policy aims to help developing member countries address environmental and social risks in development projects and minimize and mitigate, if not avoid, adverse project impacts on people and the environment.
ADB’s Independent Evaluation Department independently and systematically evaluates ADB policies, strategies, operations, and special concerns that relate to organizational and operational effectiveness.
ADB Board of Directors established the Administrative Tribunal in 1991 as an external mechanism to review personnel decisions by Management.
The Office of Professional Conduct supports an enabling environment for a professional and positive workplace of dignity and mutual respect, both at headquarters and in field offices.