In the Spotlight
Have you ever stopped to think about how a development bank works?
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 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
- 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.