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.


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 2013, ADB’s operations totaled $21.02 billion, $14.38 billion financed by ADB and Special Funds and $6.64 billion by cofinancing partners. More


$10,363 million (2013)
Ordinary Capital Resources

$4,012 million (2013)
Special Funds Resources

$6,648 million (2013)
Direct Value-Added Cofinancing