In 2017, the merger of the bank’s concessional Asian Development Fund lending operations with the ordinary capital resources balance sheet helped ADB deliver another record year of operations. ADB’s new performance measure, commitments – loans, grants, and investments signed by finance recipient countries and entities – reached $20.1 billion. This is a significant increase from $13.3 billion in 2016.
The annual report also reviews ADB support for sustainable infrastructure, which is designed, built, and operated to be durable, socially equitable, and economically and environmentally viable.
The report provides a complete picture of ADB’s performance in the reporting year through the use of infographics and compelling stories of development from across Asia and the Pacific. It also includes ADB’s complete financial statements, and operational data in PDF and Excel formats.