FAQs for adb.org
Search for Information
Are you looking for specific information but you do not know where to find it?
Enter keywords in the search box on the upper right side of the screen.
Clicking on the filters on the left side of the search results page enables you to drill down or refine the results by subject, country, sector, type of information product, theme, type of financing, type of assistance, status, language, and year.
Some sections of adb.org have their own search facility. Clicking on Search/Browse Projects enables you to search for project information.
To learn more about how to search this website, go to the Help page.
Do you need to make a quick search?
Please go to our site index, which is an alphabetical listing of topics included in this website.
Are you looking for an ADB Project or ADB Project Data?
Information on individual ADB projects is accessible from their respective Project Data Sheets (PDS) in the Projects section.
ADB project data is also available for download in xml format.
Are you looking for an ADB publication?
Please visit the Publications page and enter the title of the ADB publication or keywords in the search box. You may narrow your search results by clicking on publication type, country, or subject. The results may be further filtered by series, language, and year.
Are you looking for ADB publications in a particular language?
Go to Search/Browse Publications under Publications. Select the language under the Filter by Language facility to generate a list of publications in that language. You may use more than one filter to refine your search results. For instance, to look for reports in Bahasa Indonesia, select Bahasa Indonesia under Filter by Language and Reports under Filter by Publication Type.
Are all ADB publications available for download?
Most of the ADB publications on the ADB website may be downloaded for free. Others need to be purchased online. If you want the hard copy edition of a publication, you may order from ADB distributors or from the ADB headquarters in Manila.
Would you like to know about our latest publications?
How can I get bibliographic data on all ADB publications?
ADB provides libraries with Machine Readable Cataloguing (MARC) records of its publications for free. The MARC records, which contain bibliographic data on all ADB publications, may be downloaded from the ADB website and imported directly into an integrated library system. Go to MARC Records for Libraries for more details.
Using ADB Material
Linking to the ADB Website
Do I need permission to link to the ADB website?
Generally, Internet websites may link to the ADB website without seeking the permission of ADB. However, such links must clearly identify ADB as the source of the information displayed and preserve the integrity of the ADB web pages without alteration.
Do I need permission to use ADB material?
All materials that appear on ADB's official website, adb.org, are its exclusive property unless otherwise indicated. ADB encourages users to print, download, or copy information, documents and materials from the website exclusively for personal and non-commercial use. Users are restricted from reselling, redistributing or creating derivative works for commercial purposes without the express, written consent of ADB. All photographs, video/audio clips and other multimedia material appearing on the ADB website are likewise the exclusive property of ADB and its affiliates.
Are you looking for a job at ADB?
Please visit our Careers section to learn about employment opportunities at ADB and the latest international, national, and administrative staff vacancies. The section also provides information on the Young Professionals Program, Internship Program, and ADB-Japan Scholarship Program. Or, you may go directly to the ADB Recruitment Center to search for available jobs and submit your job application.
Would you like to know about the most recent vacancies?
Business Opportunities (http://www.adb.org/site/business-opportunities/main)
Are you looking for business opportunities at ADB?
ADB engages individual consultants and consulting entities to provide expert advice and to help ADB prepare studies, appraisals, and reports. It also procures quality goods and services for development projects and programs it supports in the region and for its own institutional requirements.
To learn more about these opportunities, click on Resources for Businesses on the homepage to visit the Business Opportunities section.
Would you like to know about the latest consulting opportunities at ADB?
Go to the Consultant Services Recruitment Notice (CSRN) section, which provides information on consulting services required for projects that are financed or administered by ADB. Search for consulting opportunities by country, sector, consultant type, duration, and budget. To download the terms of reference, click on “View CSRN” on the last or rightmost column. To express interest, click on the "Express Interest" button and then enter your user account details in the Consultant Management System (CMS).
If you are a registered consultant with ADB, you will also receive weekly email updates on recruitment notices from the system.
How do I register as a consultant with ADB?
Register as a company or as an individual consultant at the Consultant Management System (CMS). Create an account by completing the registration form. Registered users may update their profile, search opportunities, send expressions of interest, respond to inquiries, and prepare and submit proposals. Log in to the system by typing in your registered email address and password.
Would you like to find out the latest procurement notices posted by ADB?
ADB posts three types of procurement notices in its Business Opportunities section.
The Procurement Notices page is for those who are interested in supplying goods and services for ADB development projects and programs. Click on the name of the project that you are interested in to download the general procurement notice, invitation for bids, or other notices.
The Advance Action page lists advance contracting notices for ADB development projects and programs.
Institutional Procurement provides information on ongoing open competitive bidding for the supply of goods and services for ADB's institutional use. To bid for a procurement contract, log in to the Supplier Management System.
You may also subscribe to ADB’s RSS feeds or email alerts service to get the latest procurement notices.
ADB E-mail Alerts (http://alerts.adb.org)
Would you like to receive email updates on the latest publications, project information, opportunities, or news releases from ADB?
Subscribe to our free e-mail notices. Just click on e-mail alerts at the bottom of any webpage on adb.org. Select the items you're interested in and your delivery options (daily or weekly).
Would you like us to deliver the latest ADB news headlines, opportunities, or publications to your desktop?
Subscribe to ADB's RSS feeds to get the latest updates. Just click on RSS feeds at the bottom of any webpage on adb.org. ADB currently offers the following feeds:
- Independent Evaluation,
- Procurement Notices,
- Projects - Approved,
- Projects - Proposed,
- Publications - Economic Research
- Water for All, and
- What’s New @ ADB.org.
For more information on RSS, which stands for Really Simple Syndication, please visit http://www.adb.org/rss.
ADB Mobile Apps (http://www.adb.org/mobile-apps)
How do I access the latest news and information on ADB on my mobile devices?
Download ADB on the Go on your mobile phone or media tablet to view news releases, stories, and multimedia on ADB projects and events as well as the latest information on development issues in Asia and the Pacific.
Visit the ADB Mobile Apps page for more information.