Funds and Resources
In the Spotlight
ADB operations—comprising approvals of loans and grants, technical assistance, and cofinancing—reached $28.9 billion in 2017 in its continued efforts to help meet Asia and the Pacific’s development needs, according to preliminary figures released.
The ADB-Japan Scholarship Program is open to citizens of eligible ADB borrowing member countries and accepts around 150 students a year in 29 universities. The program could be the helping hand you need to further your studies!
In its 50th year of operation, ADB’s total lending reached a record high in response to increasing demand from developing Asia and the Pacific. Read the ADB Annual Report 2016.
ADB's cofinancing operations hit a new record in 2016, exceeding the $14 billion mark and reflecting the importance of partnerships in addressing Asia and the Pacific’s continuously growing development needs, says ADB's Donor Report 2016.
Most of ADB's lending comes from its ordinary capital resources, offered at near-market terms to lower- to middle-income countries, and beginning in 2017, at very low interest rates to lower 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 grants that help reduce poverty in ADB's poorest borrowing countries.