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In the Spotlight
ADB approved a $500 million loan to build a 9.8 km bridge across the Ganges River providing transport links between the northern and southern parts of the Indian state of Bihar and Nepal.
Strong partnerships create better development outcomes. Fourteen stories from across Asia and the Pacific demonstrate how the hard work of ADB’s developing member countries in partnership with ADB project teams and other partners continues to change people’s lives.
The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the ADB have agreed to a new fund, the Leading Asia's Private Infrastructure (LEAP). Capitalized by $1.5 billion in equity from JICA, this fund will support private infrastructure investments across Asia and the Pacific.
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.
Thanks to robust partnerships with its development partners, ADB achieved $22.9 billion in operations in 2014 by leveraging $9.2 billion in cofinancing—a record high for ADB—with $13.7 billion of its own resources.