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Public Sector (Sovereign) Financing

ADB offers a range of financial products that help developing member countries (DMCs) build economic growth and social development. These tools include loans, technical assistance, and grants.

Operations - Project Design and Management

How does ADB design and manage projects?

ADB provides financing for projects in developing member countries (DMCs) that support economic growth and social development. Projects are identified in partnership with DMCs during strategic planning processes.

The various stages that each project goes through, from country programming, project design, to project completion, and evaluation are known collectively as the ADB project cycle.

Key guidelines and resources

Business Guide

Project Administration Instructions (PAI)

These instructions outline the policies and procedures to be followed by ADB staff. The PAIs are used in conjunction with operational documents, including:

Institutional Document

Guidelines for Preparing a Design and Monitoring Framework

Each ADB-financed project is required to have a design and monitoring framework that provides a logical structure for results focused project design.

View all Design and Monitoring Frameworks in ADB projects.

Business Guide

ADB Procurement Policy: Goods, Works, Nonconsulting and Consulting Services

This document contains the policies that govern the procurement of goods, works, nonconsulting and consulting services required for an ADB-financed project.

Institutional Document

Handbook on Project Implementation

The handbook is an aid to executing and implementing agencies of ADB-financed projects, ADB staff, and project consultants and managers.

Other Resources

ADB's Financial Management Resources

This page lists reference materials on ADB's financial management in projects.

Project Administration Manual

A Project Administration Manual is embedded in each ADB-administered project. It describes how executing and implementing agencies will implement the project and deliver the results on time, with quality, within budget, and in accordance with government and ADB policies and procedures.