Effective Civil Society Organization Engagement in the Pacific for Better Development Results


Effective Civil Society Organization Engagement in the Pacific for Better Development Results

27 July 2016 to 29 July 2016

This learning event aimed to build the capacity of focal persons in civil society organizations (CSOs) and select project officers in the Pacific Department (PARD) of ADB in terms of collaborating in designing and implementing ADB projects. The purpose is to develop mechanisms for engaging CSOs to take part in project activities, which includes monitoring project outputs. The event also served as a venue for PARD staff and development coordinators to share good practice examples in working with CSOs, as some of them have been implementing action plans to improve CSO cooperation.

Program and Learning Materials: 
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
27 Jul 2016 Definition of Civil Society
A definition of "civil society" to set the stage for the discussion. It clarifies its difference with the family, the state, and the market.
Asian Development Bank
27 Jul 2016 Overview of Civil Society in the Pacific
This presentation gives an overview of how Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) work in the Pacific. It also lists down the strengths of CSOs and the common...
Emma Walters
27 Jul 2016 NGO/ CSO Contracting
This presentation outlines the process on how Asian Development Bank engages Civil Society Organizations and non-government organizations. Specifiically...
Catherine Santiago
Date Session / Activity Presentation Material Speaker(s)
28 Jul 2016 Tools of Participation
Asian Developmet Bank's Strategy 2020 recognizes the role of partners, including non-government organizations (NGOs) in planning, financing, and implementing...
Emma Walters
28 Jul 2016 Engaging with Advocacy Civil Society Organizations
Issues raised by advocacy non-government organizations (NGOs) are often related to weak consultation and participation. From 2009 to 2012, for instance...
Asian Development Bank
28 Jul 2016 Contracting Local Non-Government Organizations
This presentation gives an overview on how ADB engages local non-government organizations (NGOs). It also tackles the common difficulties faced in the...


The views expressed on this website are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) or its Board of Governors or the governments they represent. ADB does not guarantee the accuracy of the data included in this publication and accepts no responsibility for any consequence of their use. By making any designation of or reference to a particular territory or geographic area, or by using the term “country” in this document, ADB does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.