Funds and Resources

ADB funds activities in various sectors or for specific themes through loans and grants, financed from ordinary capital resources (OCR) as well as special and trust funds.

Overview

Most of ADB's lending comes from its ordinary capital resources, offered at near-market terms to lower- to middle-income countries. ADB also provides loans and grants from Special Funds, of which the Asian Development Fund is the largest. The Asian Development Fund offers loans at very low interest rates and grants that help reduce poverty in ADB's poorest borrowing countries.

In 2012, ADB’s own funding of $13.30 billion leveraged $8.27 billion of cofinancing. Official cofinancing comprised 26% of total cofinancing. More

FAST FACTS

$10,136 million (2012)
Ordinary Capital Resources

$3,164 million (2012)
Special Funds Resources

$8,272 million (2012)
Direct Value-Added Cofinancing