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

Asian Development Bank and Sri Lanka: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2018
Asian Development Bank and Sri Lanka: Fact Sheet

The ADB program in Sri Lanka has provided loans, grants and technical assistance to grow the country’s economy and improve the lives of people, particularly the poor, women, children and other vulnerable groups.

Over the next 5 years, ADB will contribute to the Government of Sri Lanka’s key development goals of job creation, income enhancement, rural economic development, knowledge formation, and economic diversification (including export development).

ADB has worked closely with Sri Lanka since 1966, signing loans, grants, and technical assistance totaling $9.1 billion as of 31 December 2017.

Priority investments for economic diversification and productivity enhancement will focus on building infrastructure (transport, energy, and urban), developing an economic corridor, and enhancing human capital. Priority investments to promote inclusiveness will include strengthening agriculture infrastructure and commercialization, improving rural connectivity, improving public service delivery, and expanding access to finance for SMEs.

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.