ADB's Work in India
Shareholding and Voting Power
Number of shares held:
672,030 (6.317% of total shares)
711,144 (5.347% of total membership, 8.211% of total regional membership)
Overall capital subscription:
Paid-in capital subscription:
India was a founding member of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 1966. Today, the country is ADB’s fourth-largest shareholder and its top borrower since 2010.
Over the past 2 decades, India has witnessed sound economic growth to emerge as one of the world’s fastest-growing economies. Poverty has been more than halved since 2004, but the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in 2020 hampered the country’s economic growth trajectory and caused severe health, social, and economic impacts.
ADB is pursuing to develop multimodal urban transport systems
Since commencing country operations in 1986, ADB has responded to India’s evolving development priorities to support the country’s inclusive economic transformation. ADB is working to build India’s industrial competitiveness, create much-needed jobs, enable the growth of low-income states, and address environmental and climate challenges. These objectives are complemented by promoting private sector development, gender empowerment, regional integration, and knowledge services and capacity development.
Since 1986, ADB has committed 252 sovereign loans totaling $45.85 billion for India.