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What We Do

ADB supports projects in developing member countries that create economic and development impact, delivered through both public and private sector operations, advisory services, and knowledge support. Strategy 2030 sets the course for ADB's efforts to respond effectively to Asia and the Pacific's changing needs.

ADB’s Response to COVID-19

“This pandemic threatens to severely set back economic, social, and development gains in Asia and the Pacific, reverse progress on poverty reduction, and throw economies into recession,” said ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa.

An assistance package of $20 billion has been deployed to help our developing members counter the severe impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and address the urgent needs of the sick, the poor, and the vulnerable.

FAQs on ADB’s $20 Billion COVID-19 Pandemic Response

We are supporting our developing members in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak through finance, knowledge, and partnerships.

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Projects

Browse for ADB projects, project documents, procurement information, and awarded contracts.

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Knowledge

Publications and Documents

Publications and Documents

Explore our data-rich research, policy analysis, toolkits, guidelines, and other resources on economics and key development topics. Our operational documents are also available in this section.

Data and Statistics

Data and Statistics

The latest key economic, financial, and social research publications, data and statistics for Asia and the Pacific.

Sectors and Thematic Areas

Sectors and Thematic Areas

ADB focuses on sectors that align with the commitment to eradicate poverty. The Bank’s work also spans across several development goals and cross-cutting initiatives.

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Products and Services

Public Sector (Sovereign) Financing

Public Sector (Sovereign) Financing

Financial products for developing member country governments and public sector entities.

Private Sector (Nonsovereign) Financing

Private Sector (Nonsovereign) Financing

Direct financial assistance to private sector projects.

Cofinancing

Cofinancing

To create greater synergies, ADB partners with others to finance development projects in the region.

Results-Based Lending (RBL) for Programs

Results-Based Lending (RBL) for Programs

Performance-based form of financing, where disbursements are linked to the achievement of results rather than to upfront expenditures.

Trade Finance Program

Trade Finance Program

Fills market gaps for trade finance by providing guarantees and loans to banks to support trade.

Funds and Resources

Funds and Resources

ADB funds activities in various sectors through loans and grants, financed from ordinary capital resources as well as special and trust funds.

Operational Priorities

ADB's long-term corporate strategy to 2030 sets the course for ADB's efforts to respond effectively to the Asia and Pacific region's changing needs. Under Strategy 2030, ADB will expand its vision to achieve a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty.