Private Sector (Nonsovereign) Financing
In the Spotlight
Staff from the Private Sector Operations Department discuss what drew them to this dynamic area of ADB's work, how they like living in Manila, and what they enjoy away from the office.
In 2016 ADB approved $2.5 billion in new financing to support private sector operations in the region, while mobilizing $5.8 billion in direct value-added cofinancing. The combined $8.3 billion for 2016 was 15% higher than in 2015, a new record. Read the report.
ADB and CNBC presented the second annual ADB Private Sector-CNBC awards to businesses from India and the Philippines. Janalakshmi Financial Services and AP Renewables Inc. were honored for their innovative and impactful private sector solutions to key development challenges. Read more.
ADB mobilized $8.3 billion for private sector projects in the region in 2016, a 15% increase over the previous year and a new record.
As a catalyst for private investments, ADB provides direct financial assistance to private sector projects. While ADB’s participation is usually limited, it leverages a large amount of funds from commercial sources to finance these projects. Projects must also have clear development impacts and/or demonstration effects that go beyond the benefits captured in the financial rate of return.
Direct value-added cofinancing (2016)
Private sector portfolio (2016)
Private sector investments (2016)
Private sector transactions for low-income countries (2016)