ADB at a Glance

ADB's capital structure provides the greatest levels of security for fixed income investments, as a result of strong governance and conservative financial management, supported by a powerful balance sheet, and backed by sovereign shareholders. Read More

ADB Clean Energy Bonds 2013

ADB's Clean Energy Program of the Asian Development Bank seeks to meet energy security needs, facilitate a transition to a low-carbon economy, provide universal access to energy, and achieve ADB’s vision of a region free of poverty. Read More

ADB Water Bonds Brochure 2013

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) disbursed about $676 million in 79 water-related projects in 2012, financed through public sector lending under ADB’s ordinary capital resources. This brochure provides an overview of ADB's Water Bonds. Read More

Asian Development Bank

The Asian Development Bank - Fighting Poverty in Asia and the Pacific. This video serves as an introduction to ADB's work and its impact. It highlights continuing challenges faced in the region and Strategy 2020: ADB's effort to address these challenges. Watch Video

ADB as a Borrower

A leading triple-A borrower in the international markets, ADB raises funds regularly through international and domestic capital markets, reflecting strong credit fundamentals and conservative financial policies.

ADB’s overriding borrowing objective is to ensure availability of funds at the most stable and lowest possible cost for the benefit of its OCR borrowers. Subject to this objective, ADB seeks to diversify its sources of funding across markets, instruments, and maturities, and has so far issued bonds in 31 currencies.

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Facts and Figures

850 million
people lack access to safe drinking water

1.6 billion
people live on less than $2 a day

1 child in 20
dies before reaching age 5