As an Asian-led coalition of civil society organizations, united in principle and action to make the ADB accountable to its poverty reduction and inclusive development goals for the citizens of Asia and the Pacific, the NGO Forum on ADB continues to build on its intervention against the Bank’s harmful operations. Founded in 1992 and incorporated in 2001, this Network of 250 organizations has extended strategic support to vulnerable communities and people in the sub-regions of Mekong , Southeast Asia , South Asia and Central Asia and Caucasus. In solidarity with partners and members in North America, Europe, Australia, China, and Japan.
The Forum has focused its advocacies on environmental and social safeguards, transparency, accountability, water, climate change, energy, and good governance.
NGO Forum on ADB's goal is to make the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) responsible and accountable for the impacts of their projects and policies.
The International Committee or the Board of Trustees oversees and serves as the advisory body of the Forum. It is the policy-making body of the Forum for the period when the General membership is not convened.
NGO Forum on ADB is set to implement its “Roadmap to Strategic Campaigning 2014-2020: Towards lasting and systemic change.”