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

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

Read more in ADB's Annual Report 2015


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