In the Spotlight
Have you ever stopped to think about how a development bank works?
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Public sector (sovereign) financing
ADB’s financial products help developing member countries build economic growth and social development. Official Cofinancing
- Private sector (nonsovereign) financing
- Funds and resources
ADB funds activities in various sectors or for specific themes through loans and grants, financed from ordinary capital resources as well as special and trust funds.
- Asian Development Fund
Funded by ADB's member countries, the ADF offers loans at very low interest rates as well as grants to help reduce poverty in ADB's poorest borrowing countries.
- Investor relations
A leading triple-A borrower in the international markets, ADB raises funds regularly through international and domestic capital markets.