Representatives from civil society organisations, development partners, government agencies, private sectors, academies and media from Laos, Thailand and Cambodia yesterday (June 8) reviewed the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Public Communications Policy.
The consultation on the review of the ADB’s Public Communications Policy was made via a video conference which was jointly organised by ADB Resident Missions in three ASEAN countries as well as the ADB Headquarters in Manila.
The consultation aimed to inform stakeholders about the proposed changes to the Public Communications Policy of the bank.
The purpose of the review was also to ensure ADB’s disclosure and transparency remain relevant and up-to-date, improve policy implementation, stay in line with ADB business processes, and check ADB’s policy versus other multilateral development banks.
The ADB’s Public Communications Policy was adopted by the ADB Board of Directors on 25 October 2011 and was put into effect on April 2, 2012.
A review of the policy is required after five years in accordance with paragraph 144 of the policy.
The objectives of the Public Communications Policy are to drive transparency and accountability, specify which documents must be disclosed, and promote two-way communication with stakeholders.
Source: Lao News Agency