Asia Positioned to Lead Global Knowledge Economy

Asian countries have a unique opportunity to lead the global knowledge-based economy of the future, says a new ADB report. Read More

Innovative Asia: Advancing the Knowledge-Based Economy

Case studies of the People’s Republic of China, India, Indonesia, and Kazakhstan identify a range of policies and initiatives that can strengthen innovation-led growth and help them transition from a middle-income to a high-income economy.   Read More

President Nakao in India

ADB President Takehiko Nakao met with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in New Delhi, stressing that ADB is committed to partnering with India in reigniting growth and reducing poverty. Read More

Inaugural Rupee-Linked Bond Raises $50 Million

ADB has raised Rs3 billion (about $50 million) from its maiden issuance of its $500 million offshore rupee-linked bond program, which aims to deepen India’s capital markets. Read More

Overview

While continuing to support India’s endeavors to reduce poverty through infrastructure-led growth, ADB’s India program has developed and matured over the years in terms of its sector, geographic, and thematic coverage, in line with the government's evolving priorities and increasing focus on inclusive and sustainable growth.

Besides continuing its support for core infrastructure sectors, such as energy, transport, and urban services, ADB is now engaged in innovations in infrastructure finance and improving water resources management, agribusiness infrastructure development, and skills development.

Fast Facts

1,233.00 (2013)
Population in millions

1.3% (2008-2013)
Average annual population growth rate

21.9% (2012)
Population living below the national poverty line

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
281.36 / 0.89
Agriculture (7)
 
100.00 / 0.32
Education (1)
 
10,771.29 / 34.04
Energy (73)
 
2,620.00 / 8.28
Finance (19)
 
20.00 / 0.06
Health (1)
 
275.90 / 0.87
Industry and Trade (5)
 
1,450.00 / 4.58
Public Sector (9)
 
10,142.05 / 32.05
Transport and ICT (49)
 
2,805.96 / 8.87
Water Supply (30)
 
3,179.00 / 10.05
Multisector (17)
 
31,645.57 / 100.00
TOTAL (211)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013