NGOs warn ‘Safety Valve’ may impede ADB’s small success in transparency
HANOI, VIETNAM, 5 May 11 — Bank monitor today warned the public over ADB’s move to providing the bank president power to veto any request for information.


Forum demands bolder reforms in ADB’s Disclosure Policy
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 14 Jan 11 — Though the language of the second Public Communications Policy draft recognizes the right to information, the ADB has continued to be reluctant in making an institutional commitment to responding to the needs of affected communities for information.


International groups urge ADB to respect right to information
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 24 Sep 10 — Civil society organizations today called on the ADB to come up with a revised disclosure policy in line with the right to information. More than 200 groups and individuals questioned ADB’s willingness to respond to people’s concerns over its information policy.


NGO Forum doubts seriousness of ADB’s communications policy review
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 16 Jun 10 — NGO Forum on the ADB expressed its dissatisfaction with the ADB’s draft Public Communications Policy (PCP).


At the heart[h] of Melamchi
MELAMCHI, NEPAL, 9 Mar 10 — In a remote area of the Sindhupalchok District, Nina talks about a local community being left out in the dark about the proposed ADB-funded dam project.


KATHMANDU, NEPAL, 28 Feb 10 — Affected communities were the last to know about the displacement and disaster that will
ADB’s medium, ADB’s message
bebrougth by the project.


KATHMANDU, NEPAL, 27 Feb 10 — Instead of being consulted on the Bank’s plan on their community, farmers
No consultation but condoms from the ADB in Melamchi
where given condoms and mosquito nets.


ADB watchdog calls for stronger, more responsive disclosure policy
MANILA, PHILIPPINES, 16 Feb 10 -– With the launch of ADB’s Public Communications Policy review today, Forum said the bank has to recognize that public access to information is not an option but a fundamental human right.


The people’s right to know
YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA, 12 Feb 10 — Reality on the ground shows the kind of inclusive and transparent information disclosure the ADB is talking about.



Statistical Highlights on the ADB’s Public Communications Policy Implementation (August 2005 to February 2009)

By Abby Don, August 2009

Practice what you preach By Souparna Lahiri, August 2009


Gearing up for the review of the ADB PCP

by Nepomuceno Malaluan, August 2009


Falling short

by Romil Hernandez, August 2009

Civil society comments on second draft PCP, 24 November 2004

Summary of participant recommendations, consultation on ADB’s draft PCP,14-15 July 2004

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