Public Sector (Sovereign) Financing | Asian Development Bank


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.

Operations are financed from ordinary capital resources and a range of special funds, including the Asian Development Fund, which is the largest. In addition, ADB also mobilizes financial resources through cofinancing.

In 2016, ADB issued $12.26 billion in loan and grant disbursements (OCR, ADF, and other special funds for grants), an increase of $37.95 million (0.3%) from 2015.