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.


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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Public Sector (Sovereign) Financing

ADB’s financial products help developing member countries build economic growth and social development. Official Cofinancing

Private Sector (Nonsovereign) Financing

As a catalyst for private investments, ADB provides direct financial assistance to private sector projects. Commercial Cofinancing | Trade Finance Program

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.



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ADB - Japan Scholarship Program


Independent Evaluation


ADB Firsts

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.