Transparency and Accountability in International Development

How ADB Ensures Responsible Development Investment in Asia

This event is co-sponsored by the Asian Development Bank

Transparency and accountability are essential to achieve the Asian Development Bank's (ADB) vision of an Asia and the Pacific region free of poverty. They are the cornerstones of development effectiveness.

ADB's Public Communications Policy (PCP) expands the scope and type of information ADB makes publicly available. It also allows for earlier disclosure of most board documents, and offers a more effective framework for proactively disclosing information and responding to information requests on a timely basis.
The policy is specially designed to keep developing member countries, development partners, civil society, people affected by ADB projects, academics, media, the private sector, and other key stakeholders increasingly abreast of ADB activities and to provide added platforms for seeking their views. This creates the kind of two-way information exchange crucial to building mutual understanding and trust that forms the foundation of solid partnerships and development effectiveness.
The PCP is under review this year to ensure it remains relevant and up-to-date by identifying lessons learned and revisions to strengthen the policy.
The presentation will provide an overview of the proposed changes to the policy and comments and suggestions by participants will be welcomed.
Featured Speakers
WooChong Um, The Secretary, Office of the Secretary, Asian Development Bank, Manila
Karen Lane, Senior External Relations Specialist, Department of External Relations, Asian Development Bank, Manila
Linda Yarr, Director, Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA), Sigur Center for Asian Studies, George Washington University

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Sponsored By:

Partnerships for International Strategies in Asia (PISA)
Asian Development Bank