Type of organization
Donor Organization / Development Bank
Strategy 2020: The Long-Term Strategic Framework of the Asian Development Bank 2008-2020 is the paramount ADB-wide strategic framework to guide all its operations to 2020. It reaffirms both ADB's vision of an Asia and Pacific free of poverty and its mission to help developing member countries improve the living conditions and quality of life of their people.
Strategy 2020 Midterm Review
ADB has begun a mid-term review of Strategy 2020 to take stock of its progress and determine whether the institution is on course to achieving the strategy’s goals and objectives. Read more about the Strategy 2020 midterm review and send comments through the feedback form.
Strategy 2020 identifies drivers of change that will be stressed in all its operations - developing the private sector, encouraging good governance, supporting gender equity, helping developing countries gain knowledge, and expanding partnerships with other development institutions, the private sector, and with community-based organizations.
By 2012, 80% of ADB lending will be in five core operational areas, identified as comparative strengths of ADB:
Infrastructure, including transport and communications, energy, water supply and sanitation and urban development
Regional cooperation and integration
Finance sector development
ADB will continue to operate in health, agriculture, and disaster and emergency assistance, but on a more selective basis.
ADB has developed a corporate results framework to assess its progress in implementing Strategy 2020. Annually, it will monitor implementation through the ADB Development Effectiveness Review.
Since its founding in 1966, ADB has been driven by an inspiration and dedication to improving people’s lives in Asia and the Pacific. By targeting our investments wisely, in partnership with our developing member countries and other stakeholders, we can alleviate poverty and help create a world in which everyone can share in the benefits of sustained and inclusive growth.
Annual meetings are statutory occasions for Governors of ADB members to provide guidance on ADB administrative, financial, and operational directions. The meetings provide opportunities for member governments to interact with ADB staff, nongovernment organizations (NGOs), media, and representatives of observer countries, international organizations, academe and the private sector.
When is it held
Annual meetings are held in a member country in late April or early May.
finance and economic planning ministers
senior government officials
representatives of the multilateral development bank community
representatives of nongovernment organizations
members of the media
What is your interest in engaging in WOPs?
WOP are gaining momentum since UNSGAB's HAP 2006 Global recognition of value of involving practitioners in capacity building. Practical insights result in more (cost-) effective service improvements. Twinning offers an ideal mix of exposure and on-the-job training .Most twinning partnerships result in tangible outcomes .To facilitate replication of best practices, twinning is supplemented by training and knowledge products
Completed 20 twinning partnerships 18 partnerships ongoing, incl. 3 in Pacific Another 29 under preparation, incl. 9 in Pacific Demand driven = NRW top priority Increased focus on water quality, asset management, energy efficiencies, sanitation All twinning closely tied to ongoing or pipeline ADB activities Total funding around US$6.5 million ADB funds up to US$50K/partnership Twinning partners leverage ADB's investment 1:3