Who We Are
In the Spotlight
Read the Articles of Agreement establishing the Asian Development Bank, also known as the ADB Charter.
ADB is forging even stronger links with its members, donors and development partners to build a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific.
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 68 members, 49 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
ADB's capital (2018)
ADB's operations (2018)
Total number of employees