Private Sector (Nonsovereign) Financing
In the Spotlight
This publication shows how public–private partnerships (PPPS) can be effective to meet Asia’s growing infrastructure needs.
How does ADB's Trade Finance Program work and what role does it play in boosting economic growth in Asia and the Pacific?
Michael Barrow, Director General of ADB's Private Sector Operations Department, explains how the multilateral lender is switching course to mobilize private sector capital to help build Asia's infrastructure in an interview by FinanceAsia.
Achieving the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change will require significant contributions by the private sector. See infographic: ADB's Private Sector Operations
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.
Making a Difference
Private investment is key to Asia’s prosperity. ADB works with private sector clients to empower communities in many ways—like building the infrastructure they need, boosting farmer incomes, and delivering clean energy supplies.
Rantau Dedap geothermal power project in South Sumatra, Indonesia is expected to generate more than 90 MW of electricity, which will power up to 130,000 homes and avoid over 400,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions every year by 2021.
The world-class facility hosts 26 airlines that fly to both international and domestic destinations. The new terminal aims to serve 11.2 million passengers by end of 2018.
Learn more about ADB's support for financing sustainable economic growth in Papua New Guinea.
ADB's private sector commitments (2017)
Total private sector portfolio (2017)
Committed projects in frontier countries (2017)
Direct value-added cofinancing (2017)
- ADB Invests $35 Million in Multiples III to Provide Growth Capital to Mid-Market Companies in India
- ADB, Ascent Capital's Equity Investment Deal to Provide Growth Capital to Private Enterprises in Myanmar
- ADB Provides $300 Million Loan to BIDV to Support SMEs in Viet Nam
- ADB Invests $50 Million in Creador IV to Support Businesses in Southeast Asia, India, and Sri Lanka
- ADB, ZFL Sign Deal to Enhance Access to Finance for SMEs in Central and Western PRC