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Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank

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ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
 
THE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS POLICY OF THEASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK
Disclosure and Exchange of Information 
 
March 2005
 
 
ABBREVIATIONS
ADB - Asian Development BankADF - Asian Development FundAfDB - African Development BankCRP - Compliance Review PanelCSP - country strategy and programCSPU - country strategy and program updateDEC - Development Effectiveness CommitteeEBRD - European Bank for Reconstruction and DevelopmentEIB - European Investment BankEU - European UnionIBRD - International Bank for Reconstruction and DevelopmentIDB - Inter-American Development BankIFC - International Finance CorporationIMF - International Monetary FundMDB - multilateral development bankMIGA - Multilateral Investment Guarantee AgencyNGO - nongovernment organizationOER - Office of External RelationsPDAC - Public Disclosure Advisory CommitteePID - project/program information documentRCSP - regional cooperation strategy and programRCSPU - regional cooperation strategy and program updateRRP - report and recommendation of the PresidentSPF - Special Project FacilitatorUNDP - United Nations Development Programme
 
 
DEFINITIONS
“affected people” means people who may be beneficially or adversely affected by a project orprogram assisted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).“appraisal” means (i) for public sector projects or programs, the appraisal mission, or if theappraisal mission is waived, the management review meeting where such a waiver is approved,and (ii) for private sector projects, the mission that follows the project’s review by the PrivateSector Credit Committee.“available to affected people” means available in an appropriate form, manner, and languageand at an accessible location to be understandable to affected people.“Board”, unless specified otherwise, refers to ADB’s Board of Directors.“completion” of a document means preparation up to and including the stage at which it meetsthe requirements of the ADB department responsible for its preparation.“confidential business information” means information covered by a confidentiality agreement ora non-disclosure agreement that ADB enters into with clients, advisors, consultants and otherrelated parties.“final report” means a report (i) formally submitted to ADB as a final report; (ii) that ADB hasdetermined to be of sufficient quality to be used in preparing an ADB-assisted project orprogram; and (iii) that requires no further changes.“historical information” means information concerning ADB-assisted projects, programs,policies, and general operations that is no longer "active."“publicly available” means available on ADB’s website.
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“resettlement plan” means any full or short resettlement plan prepared pursuant to ADB’s Policyon Involuntary Resettlement, as amended from time to time, and Operations Manual sectionF2/OP on involuntary resettlement.“resettlement framework” means any resettlement framework prepared pursuant to OperationsManual section F2/OP on involuntary resettlement.“strategy and program assessments” refer to poverty analyses; economic analyses; gender,governance, environment and private sector thematic analyses; and sector assessmentsundertaken in preparation of a strategy and program. It also includes updates to suchassessments.“strategy and program” or “strategies and programs” means any country strategy and program,country strategy and program update, regional cooperation strategy and program, or regional
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The Policy also calls for other means of disclosure or dissemination, depending on the intended recipient oraudience as well as the intended purpose for disclosing the information (for example, information to support aconsultation process, information sought by affected people or other local stakeholders, or information for thepublic at large). These are specified separately and not included in the definition of publicly available.

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