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  • ADB aims for an Asia and Pacific free from poverty

    Approximately 1.6 billion people in the region are poor and unable to access essential goods, services, assets and opportunities to which every human is entitled.

  • ADB aims for an Asia and Pacific free from poverty

    A leader in development, watch how ADB improves the quality of life for millions in Asia and the Pacific.


Since its founding in 1966, ADB has been driven by an inspiration and dedication to improving people’s lives in Asia and the Pacific. By targeting our investments wisely, in partnership with our developing member countries and other stakeholders, we can alleviate poverty and help create a world in which everyone can share in the benefits of sustained and inclusive growth.

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ADB Firsts is an online collection of photos documenting notable first-time events in ADB's history. Browse the photo gallery and take a journey through time to find out more about the history of ADB.