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Access to Information

ADB’s Access to Information Policy reflects ADB’s ongoing commitment to transparency, accountability, and participation by stakeholders.

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 was again recognized, retaining its position in the “very good” category for its sovereign and nonsovereign portfolios in the 2022 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

Associate Secretariat Officer (Disclosure), Information Access Unit
  E-mail contact form