Philippines and ADB

ADB supports the Philippines in sustaining growth and steering the country’s development path toward greater inclusion, climate resilience, and increased competitiveness in the economy.

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ADB's Work in the Philippines

ADB helps the Government of the Philippines address poverty and inequality, tackle climate change, enhance resilience and sustainability, improve governance and institutional capacity, and promote gender equality. ADB has been supporting transformative infrastructure investments in the country to boost regional connectivity. It aims to help the government achieve robust, sustainable, and climate-responsive economic growth through quality jobs and livelihood opportunities, improved access to social services, enhanced food security, and reduced vulnerability to epidemics and natural hazards.

To date, ADB has committed 636 public sector loans, grants, and technical assistance totaling $34.3 billion to the Philippines. ADB’s current sovereign portfolio in the Philippines includes 26 loans worth $10.12 billion.


Data: Philippines

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Economic Forecasts

Forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

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Poverty in the Philippines

Development indicators for the Philippines, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Results of ADB-Supported Operations

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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Projects Cofinanced

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

South Commuter Railway Project

Once completed, the South Commuter Railway—a section of the North-South Commuter Railway—will offer commuters fast public transport, help to ease road traffic congestion, and contribute to a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions in line with the Philippines’ climate agenda.


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Contact: Philippines Country Office (PhCO)

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

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

Pavit Ramachandran (Mr)
Country Director
Rosemarie F. Marquez (Ms)
Senior External Relations Officer

Our goals and objectives

The Philippines Country Office (PhCO) was established to facilitate and monitor the impact of ADB's development agenda for the Philippines. We aim to

  • strengthen partnership with a wide range of stakeholders including the Philippine Government, non-government organizations, local government units, the business community, donor institutions, media, and civil society
  • improve the effectiveness of ADB's operations in the Philippines

Our objectives are to

  • strengthen ADB's client orientation and be more responsive to stakeholders' needs by providing more open communication channels
  • enhance ADB's visibility by promoting impact-oriented programs for the Philippines, and improving coordination with other development partners
  • improve ADB's information-sharing capacity to allow easier and faster access of accurate data and information by stakeholders and the general public
  • improve ADB's operations in the Philippines by
    • closely coordinating the design and implementation of ADB projects
    • monitoring and analyzing economic and social situations
    • preparing strategies for poverty alleviation
    • pursuing policy dialogues with the Government and other stakeholders.

Our functions

PhCO is responsible for

  • interacting and coordinating with ADB's development partners and stakeholders regarding ADB's operations and activities in the Philippines
  • conducting policy dialogues with the Government and other stakeholders to operationalize ADB's strategies, reform agenda, and programs for the Philippines
  • preparing country reports on the Philippines' economic and development issues and ADB's country operations
  • coordinating and strengthening partnerships with other external funding agencies to rationalize ADB's development strategy and programs for the Philippines vis-a-vis other agencies' initiatives
  • disseminating information on ADB's activities in the Philippines to stakeholders and the general public
  • coordinating with Government to closely monitor the ongoing projects portfolio and resolve problems related to project implementation

PhCO will be closed on these dates:

Last updated: 21 December 2023