ADB in East Asia

ADB works with 2 developing member countries to help build resilience against economic shocks, deliver sustainable services, and promote inclusive and sustainable growth.

In the Spotlight

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    Accelerating Investments for Plastic Circularity

    ADB in collaboration with the Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA), is hosting a regional capacity building workshop on 26-27 June 2024 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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    Making Schools Inclusive in Mongolia

    ADB and Japan are helping Mongolia deliver quality education to children with disabilities, ensuring they can reach their potential and live happy, meaningful lives.

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    Partnership Report 2023 Overview

    ADB’s Partnership Report 2023: Climate Action, Sustainable Development is a digital publication that highlights how ADB and its partners accelerated climate action and sustainable development in the Asia and Pacific region in 2023, bolstered by a 44% increase in cofinancing compared to 2022.

  • Asian Development Blog

    Innovative Transport Solutions are Key to Addressing Climate Change

    Asia and the Pacific, responsible for over half of global greenhouse gas emissions, is highly vulnerable to climate change. Strategic, integrated, and innovative solutions are urgently needed.

East Asia Developing Member Countries

ADB's Work in East Asia

"I am honored to serve East Asia, which is deeply committed to combating climate change—an effort that ADB is supporting as Asia and the Pacific’s climate bank. I look forward to strengthening the partnership with our developing member countries as we work to build inclusive and sustainable growth, efficient and equitable services, as well as resilience against economic shocks."

Photo: Director General Muhammad Ehsan Khan

Muhammad Ehsan Khan
Director General, East Asia Regional Department

What Is RKSI?

The ADB–PRC Regional Knowledge Sharing Initiative—RKSI—was established on 30 August 2012 by the Ministry of Finance of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and ADB, as a development-knowledge sharing platform among ADB’s developing member countries.

Data: East Asia

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

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Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects.

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ADB’s COVID-19 response consists of a $20 billion package announced in April 2020 and the $9 billion Asia Pacific Vaccine Access Facility (APVAX) announced in December 2020.

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ADB Projects in East Asia   View all projects



Profile: Muhammad Ehsan Khan
Muhammad Ehsan Khan

Director General

Safdar Parvez
Safdar Parvez

Country Director, People's Republic of China Resident Mission

Shannon Cowlin
Shannon Cowlin

Country Director, Mongolia Resident Mission


East Asia Department (EARD)

6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Metro Manila, Philippines

Tel +63 2 86324444
Fax +63 2 86362444

Mongolia Resident Mission (MNRM)

Level 18, Shangri-La Office, Shangri-La Centre, 19A Olympic Street, Sukhbaatar District-1, Ulaanbaatar 14241, Mongolia

Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

Tel +976 11 313440 / 323507 / 329836
Fax +976 11 311795

People's Republic of China Resident Mission (PRCM)

17th Floor, China World Tower (Guomao III), 1 Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100004, People's Republic of China

Office Hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)