What We Do

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) supports projects in developing member countries that create economic and development impact, delivered through both public and private sector operations, advisory services, and knowledge support.

Development Issues in Asia and the Pacific

The global development challenges facing our world, such as climate change, water security, inequality and poverty, can only be resolved at an international level. ADB provides its members in Asia and the Pacific with the knowledge and expertise to tackle these problems.



  • Land Leasing: A Versatile Instrument to Minimize and Mitigate Involuntary Resettlement Impacts - Experience in India and Bangladesh

    Land acquisition has a permanent impact that often entails loss of livelihood and physical relocation. Land acquisition laws in India and Bangladesh were revamped in 2013 and 2017, respectively, yet problems persist in implementing these laws. Typically, the land acquisition process involves long-drawn surveys, verification of ownership, resettlement planning, budget allocation, compensation payment, and ownership transfers to the authorities requiring land. At times, it also renders affected landowners vulnerable to landlessness or marginalization.

South Commuter Railway Project

Once completed, the South Commuter Railway—a section of the North-South Commuter Railway—will offer commuters fast public transport, help to ease road traffic congestion, and contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Philippines’ climate agenda.


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Publications and Documents

Explore our data-rich research, policy analysis, toolkits, guidelines, and other resources on economics and key development topics. Our operational documents are also available in this section.

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Data and Statistics

The latest key economic, financial, and social research publications, data and statistics for Asia and the Pacific.

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Asia and the Pacific's Climate Bank

The battle against climate change will be won or lost in Asia and the Pacific. ADB is playing a leading role with developing member countries and key partners to deploy new and innovative investment, knowledge, and strategies to meet this critical challenge.


Products and Services

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Public Sector (Sovereign) Financing

ADB offers a range of financing instruments, products, and modalities to provide developing member countries with flexibility in determining how they can achieve development results.

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Private Sector (Nonsovereign) Financing

ADB focuses on projects that help promote private investments in the region that will have significant development impact and will lead to accelerated, sustainable, and inclusive growth.

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Cofinancing is an arrangement under which ADB and multilateral or bilateral organizations, foundations, and other emerging development partners finance a project or program in response to the needs of developing member countries.

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Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program

Works to make global trade and supply chains green, resilient, inclusive, transparent, and socially responsible by delivering knowledge products and solutions with its partners, while delivering financial products that keep trade moving in developing Asia.

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Funds and Resources

ADB funds activities in various sectors through loans and grants, financed from ordinary capital resources as well as special and trust funds.

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Transaction Advisory Services

Working as an honest broker between governments and the private sector, ADB supports governments in the region structure deals with private companies, analyze risk, conduct financial modeling, prepare bid documents and manage the tender process.