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.
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.
Committed projects in frontier countries (2017)
ADB's private sector commitments (2017)
Total private sector portfolio (2017)
Direct value-added cofinancing (2017)
- ADB-Sponsored Forum Supports Intra-Regional Trade Finance to Close Market Gaps
- ADB Signs Deal to Enhance Operations of Kazakhstan's Samruk-Energy
- ADB, Gulf SRC Sign Deal to Build 2,500 MW High-Efficiency Power Plant in Chonburi
- ADB Invests $25 Million in Private Equity Fund to Help Small Businesses in Southeast Asia
- ADB, Hatton National Bank Partner to Provide $20 Million for Microfinance in Sri Lanka