Public Sector (Sovereign) Financing
In the Spotlight
ADB, the European Union, and the governments of Australia and Nauru commissioned two generators which will provide safe, reliable, and efficient electricity supply to the people and businesses of Nauru.
ADB's Board of Directors has approved a loan of $200 million with sovereign guarantee for Ceylon Electricity Board to develop Sri Lanka’s first 100-megawatt wind park.
ADB's Board of Directors has approved a $150 million loan to support the development of a bus rapid transit system for modern electric trolley buses in Jinan, the most congested city in the People’s Republic of China.
ADB's Board of Directors has approved $1.2 billion in finance for the second phase upgrade of the Dhaka–Northwest international trade corridor in Bangladesh. (Photo from the Government of Bangladesh)
ADB offers a range of financial products that help developing member countries (DMCs) build economic growth and social development. These tools include loans, technical assistance, and grants.
Public sector (sovereign) financing is extended to DMC governments and public sector entities, such as state-owned enterprises. Sovereign lending or financing secured by a government guarantee forms the greater part of ADB’s development assistance.
ADB sovereign operations (2017)
Loans, grants, and others (2017)
Sovereign cofinancing including trust funds (2017)
Total disbursements (2017)
The Loan and Grant Financial Information Services (LFIS) website provides online information on loans and grants basic data, summaries, status of withdrawal applications, contract ledgers, disbursement data and reports to internal and authorized external users.