Private Sector (Nonsovereign) Financing

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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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Fast Facts

10.2(2014) Nonsovereign operations, in US$ billions

6.9(2014) Value of private sector approvals, in US$ billions

1.9(2014) Private sector approvals financed by ADB, in US$ billions

Read more in ADB's Annual Report 2014