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General Purposes

NGO Forum on ADB

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Transforming Development Finance
  • Grant Amount $325,000
  • Grant Period January 1, 2021–December 31, 2022
  • Location Quezon City, Philippines
  • Geographic Focus Asia

About this grant

The NGO Forum on the Asian Development Banks has been advocating for sustainable development policies that are beneficial to local communities and the environment in the Asian region for two decades. It works to improve public participation, access to information and good governance at the Asian Development Bank and new Chinese development finance institutions. Over the past grant period, the grantee has seen increased renewable energy investments and reduced fossil fuel project funding. Over the next two years, the grantee will lead the civil society process for the review of the Asian Development Bank and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s environmental and social safeguard policies. The grantee also will monitor the project lending for both institutions to ensure that post-COVID-19 financing will comply with these policies. In addition, work on national energy planning processes will be expanded to better assist communities with their local energy access needs.