Development Effectiveness Report 2018: Private Sector Operations

Institutional Document | May 2019

This report highlights the Asian Development Bank (ADB) private sector operations’ development results in 2018 and major contributions to ADB’s Strategy 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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ADB's private sector portfolio grew by 14% to $12.4 billion in 2018, committing a record $3.1 billion for 32 new projects expected to generate $725 million in government revenues; procure local goods and services worth $2.5 billion; and create 25,957 jobs. ADB is working with the private sector in Asia and the Pacific to help the region achieve a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable future. PSOD achieved a record $3.1 billion in private sector commitments in 2018, from $2.3 billion in 2017. It also mobilized $7.2 billion in cofinancing in 2018, representing almost half of all cofinancing mobilized by ADB. The energy sector still accounts for more than half of the funding commitment at $1.7 billion. Financial institutions will also benefit from the new commitments, as well as agribusiness ventures.

Under Strategy 2030, ADB will expand its private sector operations to reach one-third of its total operations in number by 2024.


  • ADB's Private Sector Operations at a Glance
  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Operational Results
  • Catalyzing and Mobilizing Cofinancing
  • Contributions to Strategy 2030 Operational Priorities
  • Post-completion Evaluation of Transactions
  • Awards Received by ADB, Its Investees, and Transactions
  • Measuring ADB’s Private Sector Operations Contributions to the Sustainable Development Goals

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Managing for Development Results (MfDR)
  • ADB funds and products
  • Private sector (Non-sovereign) financing
  • Private sector development
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  • 8.5 x 11
  • TCS190131-2
  • 978-92-9261-604-5 (print)
  • 978-92-9261-605-2 (electronic)

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