Private Sector (Nonsovereign) Financing

In the Spotlight

  • Trade Finance Program (TFP) Annual Awards Ceremony

    The first annual awards by ADB's Trade Finance Program in recognition of the significant contribution of its partners to the promotion of trade finance in the Asia and Pacific region will be held on 22 April 2015 in Singapore.

  • ADB Project Wins Asia Power Deal Award

    ADB's Sarulla Geothermal Power Project in Indonesia won Project Finance International Asia Power Deal of the Year 2014. ADB accepted the award in London together with sponsors, Itochu, and Medco Power. This landmark renewable energy financing deal included innovative structuring of concessional funds from the Clean Technology Fund and the Canadian Climate Fund.

  • ADB Trade Finance Program wins award

    The Global Trade Review magazine voted ADB the best development bank in trade for the ADB Trade Finance Program. The award, determined by corporations engaged in cross-border trade, will be featured in its January/February 2015 edition. Read the article.

  • Project finance in Asia and the evolving role of the multilateral development banks

    Michael Barrow, Deputy Director General of ADB's Private Sector Operations Department, writes in an op-ed about how MDBs like ADB remain relevant and sought after as core financiers of private infrastructure projects in Asia.


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. 

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