Local Time in Manila: Print

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 2017

ADB’s 2017 loan commitments reached US $19 billion. In addition, ADB provided US $287 million in equity investments; US $595 million in grants; and US $201 million in technical assistance (TA).

In 2017, India was the largest recipient of total ADB assistance with $6 billion. China was second with $3.5 billion; Pakistan was third with $3.3 billion; Bangladesh - a close fourth with $3.2 billion; and Indonesia was fifth with $3 billion.

Additionally, Energy received the largest share at US $11 billion (34%), followed by Finance with US $7 billion (22%). Transport received US $6.8 billion (21%). Water and other urban infrastructure services got US $1.9 billion (6%). Agriculture and Natural Resources had US $1.8 billion (5.6%). Public sector management had US $1.7 million (5.3%). Education, Industry and Trade, Health, as well as ICT stood at US $1.2 million (3.7%), US $0.6 million (1.7%), and $0.23 million (0.7%), respectively.


ADB Business Opportunities
The Asian Development Bank
ADB Logo
ADB HQ

  Notice to Visitors!


  The link you have chosen will take you to a non-U.S. Government website.

  If the page does not appear in 5 seconds, please click this: outside web site

  Export.gov is managed by the International Trade Administration and external links are covered by its website  disclaimer statement.


  Notice to Visitors!


  The link you have chosen will take you to a non-U.S. Government website.

  If the page does not appear in 5 seconds, please click this: outside web site

  BuyUSA.gov is managed by the International Trade Administration and external links are covered by its website disclaimer statement.