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The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has extended the deadline for submission of written comments for the ADB ESF!

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As the 2023 Annual Meeting of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) commences, the Forum Network recognizes this moment as a crucial opportunity to shed light on the critical issues of AIIB's transparency, accountability, and meaningful engagement. These concerns have been consistently at the forefront of our agenda in previous years.

In our unwavering commitment to advancing our mission, we introduce the 'AIIB Observer,' a newspaper tabloid designed to highlight the stories of communities directly impacted by AIIB-funded projects. Our central aim with this tabloid is to provide a platform for the voices that often remain unheard – the voices of community members who have shouldered the burdens imposed by AIIB's development vision. Through the 'AIIB Observer,' we endeavor to convey these communities' struggles, challenges, and unfortunate experiences to AIIB's leadership, the media, and the broader public.

Within the 'AIIB Observer pages,' you will discover a compelling collection of stories, each shedding light on a specific project. These stories encompass diverse regions and projects, including the Bhola IPP in Bangladesh, the Bangalore Metro Rail Project, the Cambodia PRASAC COVID-19 Crisis Recovery Facility, the Cambodia Emergency and Crisis Response Facility, the Everbright Infrastructure Investment Fund II, and the Unique Meghnaghat 584MW Combined Cycle Power Plant.

We firmly believe that the narratives showcased in the 'AIIB Observer' will serve as a potent instrument in furthering our advocacy efforts against the adverse consequences wrought by AIIB-funded initiatives.


The latest addition to our ongoing AIIB Advocacy initiatives – 'ADB and AIIB Fossil Fuel and Gas Legacy in Asia' paper.


This report delves into the ADB and AIIB investments across pivotal Asian nations, including Thailand, the Philippines, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. Developed through a collaborative effort with CLEAN (Coastal Livelihood and Environmental Action Network), the Center for Energy, Ecology & Development (CEED), and Indus Consortium.


This publication uncovers the far-reaching environmental and social consequences of the region's ADB and AIIB-funded fossil fuel projects.  To enhance accessibility and impact, we have incorporated a series of visually engaging infographics that vividly illustrate AIIB's role in these regional fossil fuel initiatives.

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The AIIB Observer

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Lessons Learned:

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AIIB’s Project Affected Peoples’ Mechanism

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ADB and AIIB Fossil Fuel and Gas Legacy

in Asia

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