Partnering for Development: Donor Report 2012

Institutional Document | March 2013

The Donor Report 2012 explains a wide range of financing options available to partners seeking to expand their commitment to developing the Asia and Pacific region.

The Donor Report 2012 is targeted at current and prospective development partners of ADB. It explains a wide range of financing options available to partners seeking to expand their commitment to developing the Asia and Pacific region. Cofinancing highlights and statistics show ADB's overall cofinancing performance as well as country and sector concentration.

Project descriptions and case studies provide practical examples of how ADB cooperates with development partners. The report also includes sections on regional partnerships, bilateral and multilateral financing partners, and framework cofinancing arrangements, highlighting their increasing importance to ADB's operations in the region.


ADB's development partnership results for 2012 include the following:

  • 5,900,000 textbooks distributed in the Philippines with support from Japan and ADB;
  • 123,000 annual consultations in basic health units reconstructed in Pakistan with support from the European Commission, the Pakistan Earthquake Fund - funded by Australia, Belgium, Finland, and Norway - and ADB after the 2005 earthquake, compared to 25,000 before the earthquake;
  • 117,301 metric tons increase in cereal and noncereal production in Bangladesh as a result of small-scale water resources development supported by the Netherlands and ADB;
  • 114,000 primary school teachers, 34,000 of them women, in Nepal trained in improved classroom teaching methodologies with support from Denmark and ADB;
  • 9,000 additional, innovative, mobile phone-linked savings accounts opened by a microfinance bank in Papua New Guinea as a result of the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative supported by Australia and ADB;
  • 1,000 civil servants with anti-money laundering responsibilities in the Philippines trained in the effective implementation of the country's anti-money laundering regime with support from the Cooperation Fund for Regional Trade and Financial Security Initiative, funded by Australia, Japan, and the United States;
  • 300 ethnic Uighur women trained in small business development in the People's Republic of China with support from the Gender and Development Cooperation Fund - funded by Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, and Norway - and ADB;
  • 20%-50% energy savings in pilot efficiency projects, such as retrofitting public buildings in six municipalities in Thailand, with support from the Clean Energy Fund - funded by Australia, Norway, Spain, and Sweden - under the Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility;
  • 48% reduction in vehicle operation costs in Nepal through road network development supported by the United Kingdom and ADB;
  • 30 e-learning course modules developed for grade 6 students in Thailand with support from the Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund;
  • 20% increase in real income levels of rural women in the Kyrgyz Republic through the development of the handicraft industry supported by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction and ADB; and
  • 2 days, compared to previously 2 months, to establish a new business in Solomon Islands after reforms instituted under the Pacific Private Sector Development Initiative, a partnership between Australia and ADB.


  • Foreword
  • Development Partnership Results
  • Partnering: The Way Forward
  • Facts and Figures 2012
  • 2012 Milestones
  • Partnering in the Regions
  • Increasing Financing Partnership Efficiency
  • Bilateral and Multilateral Financing Partners
  • Office of Cofinancing Operations Contacts
  • Framework Cofinancing Arrangements
  • Trust Funds
  • Statistical Annexes

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • ADB funds and products
  • Cofinancing
  • Public sector (Sovereign) financing
  • RPS135331
  • 978-92-9254-018-0 (print)
  • 978-92-9254-019-7 (electronic)

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