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  • Public Communications Policy Review

    ADB is reviewing its Public Communications Policy after 5 years of implementation. Let us know what you think about how ADB shares its information.

  • ADB History on Display at Philippines' Department of Foreign Affairs Building

    A travelling photo exhibition celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the Asian Development Bank is inaugurated at the Department of Foreign Affairs of the Philippines, marking the close relationship ADB has enjoyed with its host country since 1966.

  • ADB is 50!

    A look at what ADB has achieved over the past half century and how it is changing to better meet development needs as Asia and the Pacific matures.

  • Did You Know? Asian Development Bank

    Have you ever stopped to think about how a development bank works? The Asian Development Bank has been around for nearly 50 years now, but how does it go about reducing poverty and promoting prosperity in the Asia Pacific region?

The Asian Development Bank was conceived in the early 1960s as a financial institution that would be Asian in character and foster economic growth and cooperation in one of the poorest regions in the world. History

ADB assists its members, and partners, by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development. Our Work

ADB is composed of 67 members, 48 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region. Members


How ADB Finances Projects

Public sector (sovereign) financing

Financial products for developing member country governments and public sector entities

Private sector (nonsovereign) financing

Direct financial assistance to private sector projects

ADB funds and resources

ADB funds activities in various sectors through loans and grants, financed from ordinary capital resources as well as special and trust funds.

Cofinancing partnerships

To create greater synergies, ADB partners with others to finance development projects in the region.

With multilaterials, bilaterals, and private institutions

With commercial financial institutions


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