How ADB engages with CSOs

In the past few years, the Asian Development Bank has increasingly recognized the importance of strengthening stakeholder participation to achieve improved development results. In fact, ADB’s long-term strategic framework presents partnerships as a key driver of change.

One consequence of this prioritization has been a growing focus on collaboration with civil society organizations, whose sectoral expertise and local knowledge can help ensure that the bank’s activities are more closely tailored to the needs of beneficiaries. Today, a vast majority of ADB-financed projects involve CSOs in one way or another.

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    Manola De Vos

    Manola De Vos is a development analyst for Devex. Based in Manila, she contributes to the Development Insider and Money Matters newsletters. Prior to joining Devex, Manola worked in conflict analysis and political affairs for the United Nations, International Crisis Group and the European Union.