Developing Asia Fastest Growing Region

Developing Asia remains the fastest growing region globally despite slower-than-expected growth in major industrial countries as key economies move ahead with structural reforms, says a new ADB report. Read More

A Broader View of Asian Poverty

Food insecurity and economic vulnerability should be included in a broader definition of poverty that could help policymakers develop more effective approaches, says new ADB report. Read More

Aviation Safety and Security - ADB's Take

Developing safe air transport systems and airports is a critical task for all nations. The complex work requires that small and developing countries work together to pool their resources and expertise. Read More

Stable Growth Outlook for Developing Asia

Developing Asia’s outlook remains on track despite slower-than-expected first-quarter growth in the United States. Read More


ADB has been Mongolia’s largest source of multilateral official development assistance, playing a key role in the country’s impressive transformation from a planned economy to one of the fastest growing market economies in the world, and its emergence as a lower middle-income country.

Mongolia is fortunate to have rich mineral resources. However, development of the mining sector needs to accompany efforts for economic diversification and job creation, as well as social protection of the needy to ensure inclusiveness of growth. Significant investment is needed in business development and infrastructure, supporting job creation leading to better living standards.

Fast Facts

2.89 (2013)
Population in millions

1.8% (2008-2013)
Average annual population growth rate

27.4% (2012)
Population living below the national poverty line

ADB Lending

Amount ($M) / %
Sector (No. of loans)
79.12 / 6.28
Agriculture (6)
89.50 / 7.11
Education (7)
93.80 / 7.45
Energy (4)
164.19 / 13.04
Finance (12)
200.02 / 15.88
Health (13)
65.00 / 5.16
Industry and Trade (3)
16.90 / 1.34
Multisector (1)
40.50 / 3.22
Public Sector (3)
383.13 / 30.42
Transport and ICT (14)
127.13 / 10.10
Water Supply (6)
1,259.29 / 100.00
TOTAL (69)
Cumulative as of 31 December 2013