ADB Announces Review of Public Communications Policy

6 December 2016

The Asian Development Bank is reviewing its Public Communications Policy (PCP).

The PCP, which governs ADB’s disclosure of information and transparency practices, was approved by ADB’s Board of Directors in October 2011 and became effective on April 2, 2012.

“ADB is particularly interested in hearing feedback from civil society to improve information sharing,” according to an announcement.

It continued:

We would like to seek your comments on the effectiveness of the PCP, and specifically on the attached documents: (i) the draft consultation paper that presents proposed revisions to the policy and (ii) draft Staff Instructions that will be issued with the revised policy to guide staff on the requirements of its implementation. These documents can also be found on ADB’s Public Communications Policy Review web page: https://www.adb.org/site/disclosure/pcp-review

Comments should be sent to pcpreview@adb.org by December 30, 2016.  Public comments can also be submitted through the web form at the link above.

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