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  • Did You Know? Asian Development Bank

    Have you ever stopped to think about how a development bank works?

  • Knowledge for Development: the Korean Experience

    Hyun Oh-Seok of the Korea National Diplomatic Academy and Former Deputy Prime Minister discusses the importance of Korea's unique Knowledge Sharing Program (KSP) for economic and social progress in developing Asia.

  • ADF-OCR Merger to Boost Support for Region’s Poor

    ADB's Board of Governors has approved a groundbreaking initiative to combine the lending operations of the bank’s Asian Development Fund (ADF) with its ordinary capital resources (OCR) balance sheet.

  • ADB Appoints 2 New Vice-Presidents

    The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has appointed Diwakar Gupta as Vice-President for Private Sector and Cofinancing Operations, and Bambang Susantono as Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development.

  • ADB aims for an Asia and Pacific free from poverty

    Approximately 1.4 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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