ADB is working to improve access to reliable, affordable, low-carbon energy across Asia and the Pacific. Through its various financing instruments, ADB develops projects in renewable energy generation, electricity transmission and distribution, and energy utilities. Policy and governance reform has been central to ADB’s approach in the sector to enable markets, encourage private sector participation, and promote clean energy.
Given the enormous needs, ADB works with its developing member countries, development partners, and the private sector in creating a competitive market environment to ensure access to clean, affordable energy. ADB’s 2021 Energy Policy focuses the bank’s resources where they can make the biggest difference in terms of addressing energy access and security, climate change, and environmental sustainability.