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Access to Information

ADB recognizes that eliminating poverty cannot be achieved without transparency and accountability. It shares information with people in Asia and the Pacific so they can participate in the bank’s development activities.

ADB's commitment to empowering people by providing them with information again earned it the top ranking among the world’s leading development organizations in the 2020?Aid Transparency Index. ADB also ranked?No. 1 in the last Aid Transparency Index.

The Access to Information Policy governs ADB’s sharing of information with a set of principles and exceptions. The policy went into effect in January 2019, superseding the rules-based Public Communications Policy, following a comprehensive 2-year review.

Information Requests

ADB recognizes the right of people to seek and receive information about its operations.

Requests should be made in writing and be specific to enable ADB to locate the information within a reasonable period. Requests may be submitted to ADB in English or in any of the official or national languages of ADB members.?English is the standard language for ADB responses.

Requests for information may be sent to ADB through (i) the online request form, (ii) e-mail contact forms of staff, (iii) staff e-mail addresses, and (iv) mail or fax. Requests may be directed to ADB headquarters, a resident mission, a representative office, or any ADB department or office. Read more

Previous requests

Information Access Unit

Office of the Secretary

The unit provides advice and monitors the disclosure requirements of the policy.

? Tel +63 2 8632 4444
? Fax +63 2 8632 5268

Office Hours (GMT+8): 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday

Jay CASTELO (Mr)
Associate Secretariat Officer (Disclosure), Information Access Unit
? E-mail contact form

The information contained on this disclosure website is for general information purposes only. The official version of the Access to Information Policy is the document approved by the Board of Directors on 28 September 2018.