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:
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.