Departments and Offices

Budget, Personnel and Management Systems Department (BPMSD)

Provides advice and services in budget, staff position management, human resources, staff development, benefits, and compensation

Controller's Department (CTL)

Maintains accounting policy and systems, prepares financial reports, and authorizes loan, technical assistance, grants, disbursements, and other payments

Central and West Asia Department (CWRD)

Covers operations in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan

Department of External Relations (DER)

Provides leadership, resources and strategies for communicating with internal and external audiences

East Asia Department (EARD)

Covers operations in the People's Republic of China; Hong Kong, China; Republic of Korea; Mongolia; and Taipei,China

Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department (ERCD)

Conducts rigorous data analysis and strong database development and management

Independent Evaluation Department (IED)

Helps ADB continuously improve its development effectiveness and accountability to stakeholders


Supports the information needs of ADB staff, using a collection of more than 77,000 titles that include books, journals, newspapers, commercial databases, Internet-based publications, and newswires. The library is open to external researchers, provided advanced notice is given through written request to the Head, Information Resources and Services, or authorized library staff.

Office of the Auditor General (OAG)

Undertakes financial, administrative, and information systems audits, assistance to external auditors, liaison with international organizations and anticorruption

Office of Anticorruption and Integrity (OAI)

Is the designated focal point of contact for allegations of fraud or corruption pertaining to ADB-financed activities or staff members

Office of Administrative Services (OAS)

Provides administrative support to help management and staff enhance workplace effectiveness

Office of Cofinancing Operations (OCO)

Acts as ADB's focal point for planning, promoting, and arranging cofinancing for ADB projects

Office of the Compliance Review Panel (OCRP)

Provides support to ADB's independent Compliance Review Panel which, upon request by affected persons, investigates ADB's compliance with its operational policies and procedures in the formulation, processing, or implementation of an ADB-financed project.

Office of the General Counsel (OGC)

Handles all legal aspects of operations and activities, including providing legal advice

Office of Information Systems and Technology (OIST)

Manages ADB's automated information systems and telecommunications services

Office of the Ombudsperson (OOMP)

Provides ADB staff with a confidential, impartial, off-the-record and independent setting to discuss and resolve work related concerns and issues. While maintaining staff confidentiality, OOMP also alerts Management to trends and concerns about the workplace that should be addressed, providing them with information and feedback on immediate and systemic issues and thus serves as an early warning system and as a catalyst for change in ADB's working environment.

Office of Public-Private Partnership (OPPP)

Responsible for coordinating and supporting ADB's public–private partnership operations, and for providing transaction advisory services to developing members.

Office of Risk Management (ORM)

Responsible for policy, system, and operational risk; credit risk assessment; credit portfolio monitoring; corporate recovery; and market and treasury risk

Office of the Secretary (SEC)

Provides advice and counsel to the Board of Governors, Board of Directors, and Management

Office of the Special Project Facilitator (OSPF)

Responsible for actively responding to the concerns of people affected by ADB-assisted projects through fair, transparent, and consensus-based approaches

Operations Services and Financial Management Department (OSFMD)

Responsible for planning, monitoring, and coordinating project processing and administration work programs, procurement reviews, and consultant recruitment

Pacific Department (PARD)

Covers operations in Cook Islands, Republic of Fiji, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu

Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD)

Provides direct assistance to private sector projects with clear development impact

South Asia Department (SARD)

Covers operations in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka

Southeast Asia Department (SERD)

Covers operations in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam

Strategy and Policy Department (SPD)

Provides ADB with a strategic planning perspective and direction, ensures policy and operations coordination, and maintains institutional relations with the international development community, especially on matters relating to resource mobilization

Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department (SDCC)

Provides leadership, innovation, and knowledge sharing for ADB's sector and thematic work.

Treasury Department (TD)

Responsible for mobilizing funds for operations and planning, as well as managing ADB's finances