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ADB and the Sustainable Development Goals

The 17 Sustainable Development Goals represent a universal call to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure peace and prosperity for all. ADB is committed to helping countries achieve the Goals.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development adopted by 191 member states of the United Nations in 2015. Achieving the SDGs will require massive financing from public and private sources.

ADB's approach to support the SDGs involves: 

  • aligning its strategy and operations with the SDGs—the seven operational priorities of Strategy 2030 support all 17 SDGs, and ADB’s corporate results framework aligns with the SDGs;
  • directly financing projects that help developing member countries achieve the SDGs;
  • mobilizing finance for the SDGs, including from the private sector;
  • supporting knowledge, capacity building, and dialogue with developing member countries to catalyze action; and
  • working in partnership with multilateral development banks, civil society, knowledge partners, and the private sector on the SDGs, including the ESCAP–ADB–UNDP Asia-Pacific SDG Partnership, which fosters policy dialogue and monitors progress on the SDGs in the region.

Our corporate report on ADB’s support for the SDGs describes our efforts.

In the Spotlight

Video | 16 Apr 2021

SDG Dialogues – A Decade of Action: Enabling the SDGs

This interactive dialogue explores ADB’s support for developing members in their challenging journey toward achieving the SDGs in Asia and the Pacific as they recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Evaluation Document | 14 Apr 2021

2021 Annual Evaluation Review: Supporting the Sustainable Development Goals

The rapid spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in 2020, the largest pandemic in more than a century, triggered severe public health and economic crises across the world including in Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) member countries. O

Publication | 23 Mar 2021

Responding to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Leaving No Country Behind

This report examines the implications of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic for the Sustainable Development Goals, and opportunities for recovery.

Institutional Document | 15 Mar 2021

ADB's Support for the Sustainable Development Goals: Enabling the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development through Strategy 2030

This report explains the approach of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to integrate the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and their associated targets into its strategies, programs, and financing under Strategy 2030.