Guidelines on the Use of Consultants by Asian Development Bank and Its Borrowers

Business Guide | March 2013

This publication defines the policies and procedures of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for selecting, contracting, and monitoring consultants required for loan and technical assistance projects financed in whole or in part by loans from ADB, grants by ADB, or funds administered by ADB.

These Guidelines apply to all projects with concept notes approved before 1 July 2017.

For projects with concept notes approved on or after 1 July 2017 please see:


  • Introduction and Policies
  • Procedures
  • Appendixes