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Private Sector (Nonsovereign) Financing

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  • Working with ADB in Private Sector Financing

    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.

  • ADB 2016 Private Sector Ops Supported Job Creation, Inclusive Growth in Asia

    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.

  • Innovative Businesses in India and the Philippines Receive ADB Private Sector-CNBC Awards

    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.

  • Record ADB Private Sector Financing

    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. 

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Fast Facts

9 May 2017Vice-President Gupta notes key role of private sector financing in infrastructure
8 May 2017ADB supports China Everbright Greentech Limited listing
4 May 2017Private sector event highlights need for innovative financing