Funds and Resources

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Most of ADB's lending comes from its ordinary capital resources, offered at near-market terms to lower- to middle-income countries. ADB also provides loans and grants from Special Funds, of which the Asian Development Fund is the largest. The Asian Development Fund offers loans at very low interest rates and grants that help reduce poverty in ADB's poorest borrowing countries.

Thanks to robust partnerships with its development partners, ADB achieved $22.9 billion in operations in 2014 by leveraging $9.2 billion in cofinancing—a record high for ADB—with $13.7 billion of its own resources. 

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Fast Facts

10.438(2014) Ordinary Capital Resources, in US$ billions

3.250(2014) Special Funds Resources, in US$ billions

9.237(2014) Direct Value-added Cofinancing, in US$ billions