Which countries does ADB lend to?
All ADB developing member countries (DMCs) are eligible for funding.
We determine the eligibility of DMCs to borrow from ordinary capital resources (OCR) at near-market terms, or at concessional OCR loan (COL) terms, or to receive grants from the Asian Development Fund (ADF). DMCs are classified based on their gross national income (GNI) per capita, and creditworthiness.
Countries eligible for concessional assistance
Group A countries are eligible for concessional assistance only: Afghanistan; Bhutan; Cambodia; Kiribati; Kyrgyz Republic; Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Federated States of Micronesia; Myanmar; Nauru; Nepal; Samoa; Solomon Islands; Tajikistan; Tonga; Tuvalu; and Vanuatu.
Countries eligible for a blend of concessional and OCR assistance
Group B countries are eligible for a blend of concessional and OCR assistance: Bangladesh; India; Mongolia; Pakistan; Palau; Papua New Guinea; Sri Lanka; Timor-Leste; Uzbekistan; and Viet Nam.
Countries eligible for ADF grants
Group C countries are eligible for regular OCR assistance only: Armenia; Azerbaijan; People’s Republic of China; Cook Islands; Fiji; Georgia; Indonesia; Kazakhstan; Malaysia; Philippines; Thailand; and Turkmenistan.
Countries eligible for OCR assistance only
DMCs with moderate to high risk of debt distress are allocated ADF grants. These DMCs are in one of three groups based on risk of debt distress: (1) "grants-only" countries; (2) “ADF-blend" countries, which have access to both ADF grants and concessional COL; and (3) “COL-only” countries.