Stakeholder engagement is a regular part of ADB’s operational approach and
contributes to better development results.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) believes that
consultation and participation with stakeholders
in the development process boosts the
effectiveness of ADB assistance to help reduce
poverty in its developing member countries.
ADB recognizes that engaging stakeholders
leads to greater support for projects and reduced
chances of delays and disruptions later on.
ADB’s Poverty Reduction Strategy
recognizes that, “ensuring that the voice of the
poor is heard at all levels of decision making
is central to the success of social development