ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. Established in 1966, it is owned by 68 members—49 from the region.
Despite the region's many successes, it remains home to a large share of the world's poor: 263 million living on less than $1.90 a day and 1.1 billion on less than $3.20 a day. ADB assists its members, and partners, by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development.
ADB maximizes the development impact of its assistance by facilitating policy dialogues, providing advisory services, and mobilizing financial resources through cofinancing operations that tap official, commercial, and export credit sources.
Whether in the fight against climate change, promoting trade and economic integration, or building an inclusive future for the young, women and the elderly, it is the resilience of generations from Asia and the Pacific that will determine our success.
Cambodia’s young like 12-year-old Morb Kanha can be a force for development when provided with the education and opportunities they need to improve their lives.
Asia and the Pacific has significantly increased access to education and achieved relevant targets under the Millennium Development Goals, although challenges remain. ADB works across Asia and the Pacific to promote quality, accessible education for all in support of sustainable development.
In 2019, Baaka Babunashvili, 28 years old, and his childhood friend Nika Sioridze, 30 years old, rehabilitated 25 hectares of tea plantations in Georgia, joining a movement that is reviving an industry that was all but lost in the country.
Georgia’s strategic location makes it a natural logistics and transit hub along the “new Silk Road,” linking trade between Asia and Europe. ADB believes cross-border trade and regional cooperation are key to achieving economic growth and narrowing development gaps.
For 53-year-old Hepsibah Kole, beekeeping not only allows her to earn money and pay for her children’s schooling, it also helps her fulfil her aspiration of being independent and make her own decisions.
Across Asia and the Pacific, women have limited access to health care and education, and little financial independence. ADB is working to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment, and reduce poverty and contribute to a green, equitable, and inclusive development.
Farmers in the south-central districts of Bangladesh, like Firdouz Ahmed, 62, are turning to a centuries-old form of hydroponics to grow their crops in rising waters to adapt to changing climate.
ADB is scaling up nature-based solutions and climate-smart agriculture support. In the face of rapidly growing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing impact from climate change and disasters, and ongoing environmental damage, ADB has placed combating climate change and its consequences at the top of its development agenda.
Eighty-three-year-old Engkom Komariah runs a small business in Indonesia’s West Java where she employs elderly women so they can be financially independent.
Rapid aging in Asia and the Pacific has put the region at the forefront of one of the most important global demographic trends that is set to have wide social and economic consequences. Recognizing the contributions of the older generation, ADB pays special attention to the long-term care and health of the region’s aging population through its growing health and social protection projects.
Masatsugu Asakawa is the President of ADB and the Chairperson of ADB’s Board of Directors. He was elected President by ADB’s Board of Governors and assumed office on 17 January 2020.
ADB's highest policy-making body is the Board of Governors, which comprises one representative from each member – 49 from the Asia and Pacific region and 19 from outside the region.
The Directors supervise ADB's financial statements, approve its administrative budget, and review and approve all policy documents and all loan, equity, and technical assistance operations.
The President heads a management team comprising six Vice-Presidents. The team supervises the work of ADB's operational, administrative, and knowledge departments.
List of ADB departments, country offices, and key contacts.
Focus on results management in its operations, improving the capacities of its developing member countries, and contributing to the global agenda on aid effectiveness.
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Metro Manila, Philippines
Armenia Resident Mission (ARRM) 10 V. Sargsyan Street, 3rd Floor, Offices 79-81, Piazza Grande, Yerevan 0010, Republic of Armenia
Azerbaijan Resident Mission (AZRM) 45 A. Khagani Street, Landmark II Building, 3rd Floor, Baku, AZ1010, Azerbaijan
Bangladesh Resident Mission (BRM) Plot E-31, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh, GPO Box No. 2100
Bhutan Resident Mission (BHRM) Lower Norzin Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
Cambodia Resident Mission (CARM) No. 29 Suramarit Blvd. (268/19) Sangkat Chaktomuk, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
European Representative Office (ERO) Barckhausstr. 1
60325 Frankfurt, Germany
Georgia Resident Mission (GRM) 1, G. Tabidze Street, Freedom Square, 0114 Tbilisi, Georgia
India Resident Mission (INRM) 4 San Martin Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021 India
Indonesia Resident Mission (IRM) The Plaza Office Tower, 11th floor, Jl. MH Thamrin 28-30, Central Jakarta, Indonesia 10350
Japanese Representative Office (JRO)
Kasumigaseki Building 8F
3-2-5 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-ku
Tokyo 100-6008, Japan
Kazakhstan Resident Mission (KARM) Astana Office
12 Samal Microdistrict, Astana Tower Business Center, 20th Floor Astana 010000, Kazakhstan
Kyrgyz Republic Resident Mission (KYRM) Orion Business Center, 21 Erkindik Prospect, 6th Floor, 720040 Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
Lao PDR Resident Mission (LRM)
Corner of Lanexang Av. and Samsenthai Rd., P.O. Box 9724 Vientiane, Lao PDR
Mongolia Resident Mission (MNRM)
International Commerce Center (ICC) Tower, 17th Floor, Jamyan Gunii Street-9, Ulaanbaatar 14210, Mongolia
Myanmar Resident Mission (MYRM)
Union Business Centre (UBC), Room : 04-05, 4th Floor, Natmauk Road
Bo Cho Quarter, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar
Nepal Resident Mission (NRM)
Metro Park Building, Lazimpat, Ward No. 2, P.O. Box 5017, Kathmandu, Nepal
North American Representative Office (NARO)
900 17th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington DC 20006
Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO)
Level 20, 45 Clarence Street
Sydney, NSW Australia 2000
Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO)
5th Floor, Ra Marama Building, 91 Gordon Street, Suva, Fiji
Pakistan Resident Mission (PRM)
Level 8, North Wing, Serena Business Complex, Khayaban-e-Suhrawardy, G-5, Islamabad, Pakistan
Papua New Guinea Resident Mission (PNRM)
Level 2 – Burns Philp Haus, Corner of Musgrave Street & Champion Parade PO Box 1992, Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
Philippines Country Office (PhCO)
6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City, 1550 Metro Manila, Philippines
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
Sri Lanka Resident Mission (SLRM)
23, Independence Avenue, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka
Tajikistan Resident Mission (TJRM)
45 Sovetskaya Street, Dushanbe 734001, Tajikistan
Thailand Resident Mission (TRM)
23rd Floor, The Offices at Central World, 999/9 Rama 1 Road, Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Timor-Leste Resident Mission (TLRM)
ADB Building, Rua Alferes Duarte Arbiro, Farol, Dili, Timor-Leste
Turkmenistan Resident Mission (TKRM)
54, Turkmenbashi Avenue, Yimpash Business Center Building, Office 401-A, Ashgabat 744013, Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan Resident Mission (URM)
1 Qoratosh Street, Tashkent 100027, Uzbekistan