Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on India as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.
India was a founding member of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), and is now its fourth-largest shareholder. ADB commenced its operations in India in 1986, and has approved 189 sovereign loans amounting to $31.3 billion during 1986–2014. As of 31 December 2014, the portfolio included 86 ongoing sovereign loans amounting to $11.5 billion.
ADB assistance to India has matured over the years to support the Government of India’s evolving priorities. ADB’s country partnership strategy (CPS), 2013–2017 for India aims to support the government’s Twelfth Five-Year Plan priorities of “faster, more inclusive, and sustainable growth.” In line with the government’s guiding principle that multilateral development partners add value beyond tangible investments, ADB builds in innovations and best practices in project design and implementation.