20 Years of ADB and Civil Society


20 Years of ADB and Civil Society

29 August 2022

ADB celebrates its meaningful engagement with civil society organizations over the past 20 years since the founding of the NGO and Civil Society Center (NGOC). At the same time, the bank looks ahead at the future of its collaboration with civil society in support of the Strategy 2030.

ADB strongly commits to working with civil society, particularly integrating CSOs into ADB-supported projects and programs. CSOs, both operationally focused and advocacy organizations, currently work with ADB across several areas, such as:  

  • stakeholder engagement throughout the project cycle,  
  • implementation of ADB-supported projects, particularly in the delivery of social services  
  • monitoring and evaluation, and  
  • policy design and review.  

CSOs play an invaluable role in helping ADB to strengthen policies and operations and are crucial partners in the development process. 



Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
29 Aug 2022 ADB and Civil Society: 20 Years and Beyond
Since the late 1980s, ADB has worked closely with civil society organizations in the design and implementation of development projects. Meaningful engagement...
29 Aug 2022 Annual Meeting - Civil Society Program
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29 Aug 2022 20 Civil Society Stories
In celebration of 20 years of ADB’s NGO and Civil Society Center, we are featuring 20 civil society organizations ADB has engaged with over the years. <...


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