Private Sector (Nonsovereign) Financing
In the Spotlight
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.
The Trade Finance Scorecard: Regulation and Market Feedback is a new tool to address market gaps stemming from the unintended consequences of global measures to fight money-laundering and terrorism. See news release. Download report.
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.
Developing sustainable energy sources is critical to meet Indonesia’s increasing power demand. ADB, the Climate Investment Funds, and the private sector are supporting landmark geothermal power projects in Sumatra
As water shortages worsen, the People’s Republic of China is recycling millions of tons of wastewater for use in factories, cleaning streets, and washing cars.
ADB's private sector commitments (2017)
Total private sector portfolio (2017)
Committed projects in frontier countries (2017)
Direct value-added cofinancing (2017)
- ADB, Hatton National Bank Partner to Provide $20 Million for Microfinance in Sri Lanka
- ADB Disburses $150 Million Financing to Chola to Improve Credit Access for MSMEs in India
- ADB Announces Winners of Trade Finance Awards
- ADB Unveils First Scorecard to Boost Access to Trade Finance
- ADB Issues Inaugural Armenian Dram Linked Bonds