What are the areas currently covered by ADB’s private sector operations?

  • ADB currently prioritizes three areas: infrastructure, capital markets and agribusiness in its developing member countries (DMCs).
  • ADB focuses on expanding access to finance, particularly among lower-income groups.
  • ADB supports businesses that support climate change adaption or mitigation.
  • ADB often works with financial intermediaries including banks, nonbank financial institutions, and private equity funds.
  • The Trade Finance Program (TFP), help reduce the negative impact of the financial crisis on the most vulnerable countries, while furthering regional integration.
  • In infrastructure ADB works in energy (including power), transport, telecommunications, water, and urban infrastructure.
  • ADB also finances existing infrastructure projects for upgrading or expansion.
  • In agribusiness sector, ADB supports farm input providers, crop and livestock producers, agri-processors, packaged food producers, storage and logistics providers, and food distributors.
  • Manufacturing and services in the most vulnerable DMCs will also be looked at, though very selectively.

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