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 OCR assistance only

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 ADF grants

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.

Developing members: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cook Islands, People’s Republic of China, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Fiji, Hong Kong, China, Kazakhstan, Kiribati, the Republic of Korea, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Taipei,China, Tajikistan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Viet Nam

By making any designation of or reference to a particular territory or geographical area, or by using the term "country" in the website, ADB does not intend to make any judgment as to the legal or other status of any territory or area. Boundaries, colors, denominations or any other information shown on maps do not imply, on the part of ADB, any judgment on the legal status of any territory, or any endorsement or acceptance of such boundaries, colors, denominations, or information.

Some members enter a new phase in their relationship with ADB as defined under the Classification and Graduation Policy.

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