Operations Manual

Institutional Document | October 2003

This Operations Manual (OM) collects ADB's operational policies known as Bank Policies (BPs) which are short, focused statements that follow from the Agreement Establishing the Asian Development Bank (the Charter), the Regulations of the Asian Development Fund, the Regulations of Ordinary and Special Operations, and operational policies adopted by the Board of Directors.

The OM also includes Operational Procedures (OPs) that spell out procedural requirements and guidance on the implementation of policies.

Contents 

OM Section Subject Old OM No. Date of Issue
Group New OM No.
A Country Classification and Country Focus
  1 Classification and Graduation of Developing Member Countries 1 4 September 2013
  2 Country Partnership Strategy 45 1 February 2013
  3 Performance-Based Allocation of Asian Development Fund Resources x 9 May 2013
B Regional and Subregional Cooperation
  1 Regional Cooperation and Integration 28 30 June 2010
C Sector and Thematic Policies
  1 Poverty Reduction 48 14 July 2004
  2 Gender and Development 21 6 December 2010
  3 Incorporation of Social Dimensions into ADB Operations 47 6 December 2010
  4 Governance 54 23 December 2010
  5 Anticorruption 55 4 October 2010
  6 Enhancing ADB's role in Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism 56 1 July 2010
D Business Products and Instruments
  1 Lending Policies for Sovereign and Sovereign-Guaranteed Borrowers (Ordinary Capital Resources) 3 24 February 2014
  2 Lending and Grant Policies (Asian Development Fund) 4 6 August 2013
  3 Sector Lending 5 29 October 2003
  4 Policy-Based Lending 6 1 April 2013
  5 Sector Development Programs 17 29 October 2003
  6 Financial Intermediation Loans 6 15 December 2003
  7 Disaster and Emergency Assistance 24, 25 15 June 2004
  8 Guarantee and Security Arrangements for Loans 19 15 December 2003
  9 Credit Enhancement Operations 31 18 December 2007
  10 Nonsovereign Operations 7 2 January 2013
  11 Processing Sovereign and Sovereign-Guaranteed Loan Proposals 34 1 January 2010
  12 Technical Assistance 18 13 December 2013
  13 Exposure and Investment Limitations on Nonsovereign Operations x 17 February 2010
  14 Multitranche Financing Facility x 01 February 2014
E Partnerships
  1 Financing Partnerships 29 3 October 2014
  2 Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction x 1 March 2011
  3 Cooperation Arrangements for Development Partnership 26, 27 26 March 2009
  4 Promotion of Cooperation with NGOs 23 29 October 2003
F Safeguard Policies
  1 Safeguard Policy Statement x 1 October 2013
G Analyses
  1 Economic Analysis of Projects 36 15 December 2003
  2 Financial Management, Cost Estimates, Financial Analysis and Financial Performance Indicators 35 12 March 2014
  3 Poverty and Social Analysis x under preparation
H Financial
  1 Financing of Interest and Other Charges During Construction 9 18 July 2006
  2 Financing Indirect Foreign Exchange Cost of Projects 10 22 October 2008
  3 Cost Sharing and Eligibility of Expenditures for ADB Financing */11 3 January 2012
  4 Retroactive Financing 12 21 July 2006
  5 Additional Financing 13 24 February 2011
  6 Use of Surplus Loan Proceeds 14 29 October 2003
  7 Foreign Exchange Risk 15 19 December 2008
J Project Administration
  1 Project Performance Management System 22 28 October 2011
  2 Consultants 39 6 August 2013
  3 Procurement 38 6 August 2013
  4 Loan Covenants 40 29 October 2003
  5 Effectiveness of the Loan Agreement 41 29 October 2003
  6 Disbursement 42 4 May 2012
  7 Project Accounting, Financial Reporting, and Auditing 43 7 June 2012
K Evaluation
  1 Independent Evaluation 44 1 October 2013
L Other Policies and Operational Procedures
  1 ADB Accountability Mechanism 49 24 May 2012
  2 Internal Audit 51 15 December 2003
  3 Public Communications 52 2 April 2012

x - Denotes no OM exists and/or Policy Paper has yet to be written.