Who We Are

In the Spotlight

  • Asia Takes Flight

    At the heart of Asia's growth is a hidden energy driving the continent - from the Himalayas to the world's fastest cities. It's a story shaped by dynamism, innovation, and resilience: Asia is changing beyond recognition. At the Asian Development Bank, we believe in finding a common purpose across the great continent we've helped grow over the past 50 years, so that everyone benefits from economic growth.

  • ADB Sustainability Report 2016: Investing for an Asia and the Pacific Free of Poverty

    In 2015, ADB made a total of 121 investments worth $16.3 billion contributing to inclusive economic growth in Asia and the Pacific. The ADB Sustainability Report also contains performance highlights of ADB's operations and its corporate footprint.

  • ADB Approves Record $27 Billion in 2015 to Meet Asia's Development Needs

    ADB's operations—comprising approvals of loans and grants, technical assistance, and cofinancing—reached an all-time high of $27.15 billion in 2015, an increase of about 19% over the $22.89 billion in 2014.

  • ADB in 2016

    Against a backdrop of continued steady economic growth in Asia and the Pacific, a new global deal on climate change, and recent agreement on the Sustainable Development Goals, ADB is gearing up for a busy year in 2016.

The Asian Development Bank was conceived in the early 1960s as a financial institution that would be Asian in character and foster economic growth and cooperation in one of the poorest regions in the world. History

ADB assists its members, and partners, by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development. Our Work

ADB is composed of 67 members, 48 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. Members


How ADB Finances Projects

Public sector (sovereign) financing

Financial products for developing member country governments and public sector entities

Private sector (nonsovereign) financing

Direct financial assistance to private sector projects

ADB funds and resources

ADB funds activities in various sectors through loans and grants, financed from ordinary capital resources as well as special and trust funds.

Cofinancing partnerships

To create greater synergies, ADB partners with others to finance development projects in the region.

With multilaterials, bilaterals, and private institutions

With commercial financial institutions


Fast Facts

$147billionADB’s capital

More than3,000employees

31field offices28 resident missions and 3 representative offices