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’s rapid economic growth in recent decades has lifted the country to become the world’s third-largest economy (in purchasing power parity terms), while major economic reforms have helped dramatically reduce poverty since 2004.
Providing reliable electricity in Guwahati
India was a founding member of ADB in 1966 and is now the bank’s fourth-largest shareholder. ADB’s operations in India commenced in 1986, and the bank remains committed to helping the country achieve its aspiration of becoming a $5 trillion economy by 2025. India has been ADB’s top borrower since 2010.
ADB’s country partnership strategy, 2018–2022 for India aims to accelerate the country’s inclusive economic transformation. The strategy focuses on building industrial competitiveness to create more jobs, extending infrastructure and services to low-income states, and addressing environmental and climate change concerns. These objectives are pursued while promoting private sector development, gender empowerment and social inclusion, and regional integration through the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) and other forums.
ADB’s engagement with India goes beyond filling finance gaps. It strives to add value by combining project financing with knowledge services and capacity development.