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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?
ADB operations—comprising approvals of loans and grants, technical assistance (TA), and cofinancing—reached $28.9 billion in 2017 in its continued efforts to help meet Asia and the Pacific’s development needs, according to preliminary figures released.
At the heart of Asia's growth is a hidden energy driving the continent—from the Himalayas to the world's fastest growing cities. It's a story shaped by dynamism, innovation, and resilience: Asia is changing beyond recognition.
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
Financial products for developing member country governments and public sector entities
Direct financial assistance to private sector projects
ADB funds activities in various sectors through loans and grants, financed from ordinary capital resources as well as special and trust funds.
To create greater synergies, ADB partners with others to finance development projects in the region.
ADB's regional and non-regional members
Total number of employees
ADB's capital (2016)
ADB's operations (2017)