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Doing Business with the Asian Development Bank

ADB is a multilateral financial institution, which aims to improve the living standards of its Developing Member Countries (DMCs) throughout the Asia and Pacific region. ADB business opportunities arise primarily in the following sectors, where ADB actively funds development projects:

  • Agriculture and Natural Resources Sector (including disaster management)
  • Education and Training Sector (including distance learning)
  • Energy Sector (including electric power, oil & gas and renewable energy)
  • Environment Sector (including water supply, waste treatment and environmental management)
  • Industry, Finance and Other Services Sector (including banking, insurance and project finance)
  • Healthcare and Nutrition Sector
  • Information Technology and Telecommunications Sector (incl. e-government services)
  • Transportation Sector (including road, rail, port and airport projects)
  • Urban Development Sector (including housing and infrastructure)

ADB lending activities in 2014

ADB’s 2014 loan approvals reached US $13 billion. In addition, ADB provided US $185 million in equity investments; US $405 million in grants; US $159 million in technical assistance (TA); and US $20 million in guarantees.

In 2014, India was the largest recipient of total ADB assistance with $3.5 billion. Pakistan was second with $3 billion; China was third with $2.8 billion; Viet Nam - a close fourth with $2.4 billion; and Indonesia was fifth with $1.8 billion.

In 2014, Energy received the largest share at US $6.7 billion (29%), followed by Transport with US $4.4 billion (19%). Finance received US $3.5 billion (15%). Public Sector Management got US $2.4 billion (10%). Water Supply and other municipal infrastructure had US $2.3 billion (10%). Agriculture and Natural Resources had US $1.5 million (6%). Education, Industry and Trade as well as Health stood at US $976 million (4%), US $479 million (2%), and $26 million (0.1%), respectively.


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