Sri Lanka: Development Effectiveness Country Brief

Publication | October 2007

ADB began assisting Sri Lanka in 1986. By 2005, ADB's cumulative lending to Sri Lanka reached $3.69 billion for 110 loan projects and 232 technical assistance projects.

This country brief summarizes how the partnership of ADB and the Government of Sri Lanka has been instrumental to the development of the country. ADB began assistance to Sri Lanka in 1986. By 2005, ADB had cumulatively approved 128 loans totaling $3.6 billion for 110 projects and 232 technical assistance projects totalling $91.6 million.

There has been clear growth in the portfolio size from 24 loans in 2000 to 47 by December 2006 for a total net loan amount of $1.7 billion including $215 million in program loans. Of these 47 loans, 11 were financed from ordinary capital resources and 36 were from the Asian Development Fund (ADF). As of 31 December 2006, 48% of the total approved amount had been disbursed.


  • Selected Country Indicators
  • Overview of Country Achievements and Development Challenges
  • Volume and Performance of ADB Operations
  • Highlights of ADB Results
  • Current ADB Portfolio and Assistance Pipeline
  • Ownership, Alignment, and Managing for Results in ADB Operations
  • ADB's Role in Donor Coordination and Harmonization Initiatives

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Managing for Development Results (MfDR)
  • ADB funds and products
  • Public sector (Sovereign) financing
  • Sri Lanka


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