As a catalyst for private investments, ADB provides direct financial assistance to private sector projects. While ADB’s participation is usually limited, it leverages a large amount of funds from commercial sources to finance these projects.

Projects must also have clear development impacts and/or demonstration effects that go beyond the benefits captured in the financial rate of return.

Focus areas

The Private Sector Operations (PSO) strategic framework demands a sharper focus on development impact, and emphasizes

Who is eligible?

To be eligible for ADB nonsovereign financing, the proposed recipient must be:

  1. established and/or operating in a developing member country (DMC), and
  2. a legal entity that can sue and be sued.

Infographic: ADB and the Private Sector: An Effective Partnership


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