ADB has been very active in providing microfinance assistance to developing member countries in Asia and the Pacific region.
From 1988 to 30 June 2014, ADB’s total approved microfinance projects has amounted to $2.6 billion, consisting of $1.98 billion public sector loans, $43.7 million technical assistance (TAs), nearly $3.0 million regional technical assistance (RETAs), $27.1 million grant projects and $540 million non-sovereign projects.
The table and pie chart below show the distribution of approved ADB microfinance projects in Asia and the Pacific Region.
|Project Type||Amount (US$)||Percent Share (%)|
|Regional Technical Assistance||2,990,000||0.1|
Meanwhile, across countries in Asia and the Pacific, the Philippines has received the most number of ADB microfinance projects totalling to 16. Meanwhile, based on total amount disbursed through different microfinance projects, India ranked 1st.
The pie chart and table below show the distribution of approved ADB microfinance projects and the total amount of projects allocated to countries in the Asia and the Pacific region.
|Country||Number of Microfinance Projects||Total Amount of Approved Projects (US$)|
|Lao People's Democratic Republic||4||4,250,000|
|Papua New Guinea||5||218,833,900|
|People's Republic of China||7||49,654,000|