Work Program and Budget Framework, 2018–2020

Institutional Document | November 2017

The Work Program and Budget Framework, 2018–2020 (WPBF) describes ADB’s planned response to meet its developing member countries' (DMCs) needs. It includes (i) projected commitments and operational priorities during this period; (ii) initiatives for delivering a stronger, better, and faster ADB; (iii) cost drivers for the administrative budget; and (iv) operational resource requirements for implementing the WPBF.

During the WPBF, 2018–2020, ADB will respond to the development challenges of its DMCs by designing projects and programs to foster greater inclusiveness, reduce the climate footprint, increase disaster resilience, enhance sustainability, improve governance and capacity development, support the expansion of social protection programs, and incorporate high-level technologies. ADB will further improve the quality of its operations, and continue to mainstream gender in project designs.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Projected Commitments, 2018–2020
  • Strategic Priorities, 2018–2020
  • Quality Improvements for a Stronger, Better, and Faster ADB
  • Staff Resources and Budget Requirement
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Managing for Development Results (MfDR)

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