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SHIFTING CURRENTS: Insights from the Plan International and Asian Development Bank Partnership Journey

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SHIFTING CURRENTS: Insights from the Plan International and Asian Development Bank Partnership Journey

This report aims to document the findings of a comprehensive review of the historical and institutional partnership between Plan International (hereinafter referred to as Plan) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It captures the process and approaches that Plan has taken in engaging ADB; the key milestones, successes, and lessons from such engagement; and the role that the partnership played in supporting wider youth engagement in ADB. Several tools have also been included in the report in order to guide the readers when engaging Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) in similar partnerships.

This report is intended for individuals working in non-government organizations (NGOs) and MDBs, who are looking to form partnerships of a visionary and principled nature. For the sake of the readers, the report has been divided into the following chapters:

  • Chapter 1: A brief overview of the Plan-ADB partnership
  • Chapter 2: The principles for engaging in partnerships with MDBs
  • Chapter 3: ADB Youth for Asia as an example of what transformative partnerships can result into
  • Chapter 4: Concluding remarks on the Plan-ADB partnerships

It is important to note that the principles, lessons, and recommendations contained in this report are specific to Plan and ADB, and contextual factors will always inevitably play a major role in the outcome of any engagement. The lessons from the partnership, however, may be transferable to a multitude of potential partnerships where there is common purpose and opportunity.