Core Sectors and Focus Areas
In its private sector operations, ADB builds on its existing strengths in the infrastructure sector, financial sectors and capital markets, and agribusiness sector, and seeks to assist private sector projects and companies in these three areas in developing member countries (DMCs).
In infrastructure and project finance, ADB's Private Sector Operations Department (PSOD) is focused on the following core sectors of operation:
- energy (e.g., power, generation transmission and distribution, renewable power);
- transport (e.g., roads, ports, railways, airports);
- water (e.g., water supply and waste treatment); and
- urban infrastructure.
Sector-specific engagements are guided by ADB's strategic agenda at the country level, which in turn reflects client demand. ADB provides assistance in the form of equity, loans, and guarantees, as well as B loans (complementary financing scheme) for infrastructure projects. ADB can also assist in arranging parallel financing. We support subsovereign, municipal, corporate, and privatization of infrastructure projects. ADB also provides financing for existing infrastructure projects that need to upgrade or expand their facilities to achieve operating efficiencies. Financial restructuring of existing infrastructure projects that were financed with debt denominated in foreign currency and/or used short-term facilities may also be considered for assistance by ADB. PSOD is also encouraging and financing "clean" and renewable technologies appropriate for local settings.
The Infrastructure Finance Division 1 (PSIF1) undertakes projects in Central and West Asia and South Asia while the Infrastructure Finance Division 2 (PSIF2) covers East Asia, the Pacific, and Southeast Asia.