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.
The Private Sector Operations—Report on Development Effectiveness series reviews the development effectiveness of operations carried out by the Asian Development Bank Private Sector Operations Department.
ADB's private sector operations in 2022 saw project commitments reach $1.1 billion with the percentage of projects receiving climate finance double the level of 2021, according to ADB’s Private Sector Operations in 2022 – Report on Development Effectiveness.
Watch how ADB facilitates the recovery of communities from conflict and COVID-19 pandemic by providing access to microfinance, and helps break gender barriers by empowering Filipino women to engage in income-generating activities.
The Women’s Finance Exchange (WFX) is ADB's initiative to support financial institutions and their women borrowers through innovative solutions. The WFX aims to address challenges faced by women’s businesses in accessing suitable financial products, and works with partners to improve gender-responsive financing.
Climate change presents immense and cross-cutting development challenges in Asia and the Pacific. Engaging the private sector to deliver climate solutions can promote economic growth and jobs and help to place the region on a low-carbon sustainable growth path.
By scaling up its support for the private sector, ADB is helping businesses deliver climate solutions that will help to place the region on a low-carbon sustainable growth path.
ADB’s private sector operations department partners with the private sector to find new ways to fill investment gaps for clean energy generation and distribution.
Milestone solar projects in Kazakhstan are expected to boost renewables in its energy mix. These projects are part of the country’s step to decarbonize its economy.
A disorderly LIBOR transition would present systemic risks and idiosyncratic risks for market participants and could have negative implications for borrowers. ADB has been preparing since 2018 to support private sector borrowers towards an orderly LIBOR transition and to safeguard its financial soundness.
Catalyzing economic growth and social equity via energy, waste, water, transport, and telecommunications facilities.
Providing better access to higher-quality financial services across Asia's developing markets.
Promoting environmentally-friendly food production, processing, and distribution.
Building human capital by expanding access to high quality and affordable schools and healthcare services and facilities.
Exploring, identifying, and designing new financing products that contribute to ADB’s long-term project pipeline.
ADB offers hard currency loans, both senior and subordinated, as well as mezzanine financing. We also offer local currency loans in selective markets on a case to case basis. Interest rates and other terms vary, depending on a company’s or project’s needs and risks.
ADB may invest directly in an enterprise. It offers financing through equity investments, including direct equity investments in the form of common shares, preferred stock, or convertibles. Equity investments in enterprises, especially financial institutions, occur before an initial public offering.
ADB extends guarantees for eligible projects which enable financing partners to transfer certain risks that they cannot easily absorb or manage on their own to ADB. Guarantees can be provided when ADB has a direct or indirect participation in a project or related sector, through a loan, equity investment or technical assistance.
ADB partners with commercial banks, impact investors, institutional investors, and development finance institutions to provide debt for projects though B loan, complementary financing scheme, and parallel loan structures.
ADB’s blended concessional finance facilities focus on catalyzing transactions and mobilizing investment in high development impact areas of strategic importance to ADB, including climate and gender.
In addition to financial products, ADB also offers technical assistance (TA), on a selective basis, for public and private sector operations.
ADB assists developing member country governments and private sector borrowers in securing debt financing on commercial terms for ADB projects through engagement with commercial financial institutions.
A credit enhancement program designed to address a market gap by sharing risks to promote local currency lending to microfinance institutions. Because of its risk-sharing nature, the program encourages private sector participation.
Fills market gaps for trade finance by providing guarantees and loans to over 200 partner banks to support trade, providing companies financial support to engage in Asia's most challenging markets.