Private Sector (Nonsovereign) Financing
In the Spotlight
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Globally, more than 2 billion people do not have access to financing. In response, ADB set up a program to bridge this gap, ensuring financial services reach the poor.
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The Development Effectiveness Report: Private Sector Operations reports that ADB's private sector operations made record contributions to promoting clean power generation and inclusive financial services in 2014 and 2015, and broadened engagement in other areas that contribute to economic development and growth.
As a catalyst for private investments, ADB provides direct financial assistance to private sector projects. While ADB’s participation is usually limited, it leverages a large amount of funds from commercial sources to finance these projects. Projects must also have clear development impacts and/or demonstration effects that go beyond the benefits captured in the financial rate of return.
2.63(2015)private sector investments, in US$ billions
4.56(2015)generated in commercial cofinancing, in US$ billions
40%(2015)of private sector transactions for poorest countries