ADB uses a classification system to determine the eligibility of developing member countries (DMCs) to borrow from ordinary capital resources (OCR) or the Asian Development Fund (ADF), which provides grants and loans on concessional terms.
DMCs are classified based on two main criteria:
|Group A (ADF only)||Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Maldives, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu|
(Blend of ADF and OCR)
|Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Georgia, India , Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Uzbekistan, Viet Nam|
|Group C (OCR only)||Cook Islands, People’s Republic of China, Fiji, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and Turkmenistan|
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