India: A Partnership for Inclusive Growth

Publication | May 2011
India: A Partnership for Inclusive Growth

ADB operations began in India in 1986. Between 1986 and year end 2010, ADB approved 143 loans amounting to $23.0 billion and 306 technical assistance projects amounting to $227 million on a cumulative basis for India. More than 75% of this assistance covers the transport, energy, and urban sectors. In recent years, ADB has also been providing support for improving water resource management, promoting financial inclusion, and facilitating public-private partnerships in infrastructure. Today, ADB operations cover 22 states of India. India has been among the top three borrowers of ADB's Ordinary Capital Resources (OCR) loans since 2007. ADB remains committed to supporting the Government's efforts towards making India's growth inclusive and environmentally sustainable.

This country brief summarizes how the partnership of the Asian Development Bank and the Government of India has been instrumental to the development of the country.


  • India Development Indicators
  • India and ADB: A Partnership for Inclusive Growth
  • ADB's Contribution to Development and Poverty Reduction
  • Operational Effectiveness: Improving Efficiency and Performance
  • Future Challenges
  • Annex