Asian Development Bank and Sri Lanka: Fact Sheet | Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank and Sri Lanka: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2019
Asian Development Bank and Sri Lanka: Fact Sheet

Since 1966, ADB has been a strong partner in the development of Sri Lanka, signing loans, grants, and technical assistance totaling $9.7 billion, and making ADB the country’s largest source of multilateral development assistance.

ADB, as a leading multilateral development partner of Sri Lanka, continues its focus on building high-quality infrastructure in the transport, energy, and urban sectors, and also contributes to the government’s key development goals of economic diversification, job creation, income enhancement, and rural economic development.

ADB plans to commit an average of $800 million annually in sovereign loans to Sir Lanka during 2018–2022. Over the period, the bank’s operations will focus on strengthening drivers of growth by diversifying Sri Lanka’s economy and enhancing productivity, and improving the quality of growth by promoting inclusiveness.

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on Sri Lanka as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.