NGO FORUM ON ADB OVER THE YEARS

1988

Asian NGO Coalition for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (ANGOC) and Environmental Policy Institute (EPI) entered into partnership address multilateral development bank (MDB) related issues, focusing on Asian Development Bank (ADB).

1991

NGO Forum on ADB was first established as NGO Working Group (NWG) on the ADB.

1992

At the ADB Annual Governor’s Meeting (AGM) in Hong Kong 1992, NGO delegates agreed to create the NGO Working Group on ADB, with a secretariat based in Manila, Philippines.

1994

The 1st NGO Regional Consultation on ADB policies and issues took place.

1995

NGO Working Group on ADB critiqued the ADB draft policies on information disclosure, involuntary resettlement, energy, agriculture, forestry, fisheries, women, among others.

1997

NGO Working Group on ADB during the 30th ADB Annual Meeting in Fukuoka, Japan had the theme ‘Questioning the ADB at 30: Myth vs Reality’.

1998

A massive protest was organise day Thai groups during the ADB Annual Meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand

1998

Restructuring of the NGO Working Group on the ADB making it NGO Forum on ADB with an International Committee (IC) and a Manila-based secretariat.

2000

'No Aloha for ADB’ was the theme during the ADB AGM in Honolulu, USA

2001

NGO Forum on ADB boycotted the 37th ADB AGM in Jeju Island, South Korea.

2004

NGOs from Central Asia joined the campaign on ADB during the 38th AGM in Istanbul, Turkey.

2005

NGO Forum on ADB organised a parallel events during the 39th ADB AGM in Hyderabad, India.

2008

The Safeguards Mechanism was introduced.

2011

CSOs successfully participated in the consultations on the ADB Public Communication Policy (PCP)

2012

NGO Forum on ADB had released the Integrated Water Resources Managment.

2015

The first Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) strategy meeting was conducted in Manila, Philippines.

2016

NGO Forum on ADB participated in the 1st AIIB Annual Meeting in Beijing, China.

2017

NGO Forum on ADB launched the Asian People’s Call on Challenging ADB’s Immunity as a response to ADB’s 50 years of operation in Asia.

2018

The Forum launched the Decarbonize ADB, AIIB Campaign

2019

NGO Forum on ADB intensifies campaigns on ADB and AIIB focusing on approved projects.

NGO Forum on ADB

The NGO Forum on ADB is a network of civil society organizations (CSOs) that has been monitoring the projects, programs, and policies of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). 

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