sponsored by the Partnership for Transparency Fund and World Vision International
Friday, 5 May 2017, 3:30 pm–5:00 pm, Annex Hall F205-206
Worsening income inequality and other forms of exclusion are a growing concern in Asia and the Pacific. Against this backdrop, “Leaving No One Behind” has been a core aspiration of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Inclusive development is also a key goal for the Asian Development Bank (ADB) strategy for Asia and the Pacific.
This session will discuss the roles that civil society is playing in promoting inclusive development though its own development programs as well as in partnership with the governments and ADB. Panelists from World Vision, the Partnership for Transparency Fund, the Asia Foundation, Open Government Partnership, and Cambodia will present country, regional, and global examples and lessons. Discussions will focus on participants’ experiences and ideas. The session will conclude with recommendations on how cooperation between CSOs and ADB can help ensure inclusive and accountable public services in ADB’s developing member countries.