What we are about

ADB has embraced the vital role that civil society participation plays in the fight against poverty in the region. From planning and design consultations to project implementation and monitoring, civil society’s participation results in more effective and sustainable development efforts.

Because youth and youth-led organizations are important members of civil society, ADB started the Youth Initiative - now called ADB Youth for Asia - in 2013, to support young people in contributing effectively to development. It is a program managed by ADB’s NGO and Civil Society Center to mainstream youth participation in ADB operations as it believes that empowered youth are innovative and effective development.


WHAT DO WE DO?

Through projects, knowledge events, and use of social media, ADB Youth for Asia facilitates
engagement among youth, ADB, governments, civil society organizations and other stakeholders to
actively collaborate in development and policy discussions.

ADB PROJECTS

Mainstreaming youth participation
in ADB operations.


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YOUTH PROGRAMS

Bridging innovative youth solutions
with ADB projects.


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Do you have any inquiries?

NGO and Civil Society Center
Asian Development Bank
6 ADB Avenue Mandaluyong City 1550,
Metro Manila, Philippines
+63 2 632 4444