ADB funds and products

  • Blended finance is the best way to make infrastructure projects in Asia more bankable, and scalable.

    Blending finance for bankability

    By Anouj Mehta on Wednesday, 10 May 2017

    The success of development finance should also be measured by the amount of private finance it can catalyze.

  • Vice-President Stephen Groff looks back on the Thailand-ADB relationship, and outlines areas for future cooperation.

    Thailand and ADB: A strong, enduring partnership

    By Stephen P. Groff on Tuesday, 04 April 2017

    Vice-President Stephen Groff looks back on the Thailand-ADB relationship, and outlines areas for future cooperation.

  • ADB, Myanmar deepen partnership to meet infrastructure investment needs

    By Stephen P. Groff on Friday, 10 March 2017

    ADB’s new Country Partnership Strategy in Myanmar will focus on connectivity, human capital, and structural reforms.

  • Road construction work in Kazakhstan.

    Assessing Asia’s infrastructure investment needs

    By Abdul Abiad on Tuesday, 28 February 2017

    We take a fresh look at how much Asia should invest in infrastructure development.

  • Construction work on a bridge in Viet Nam.

    Blog poll: Infrastructure should be ADB’s top priority for 2017

    By Satinder Bindra on Tuesday, 10 January 2017

    We analyze the results of our December survey as ADB lending in 2016 reached $31.5 billion in 2016.

  • ADB discusses with stakeholders new strategy until 2030

    By Safdar Parvez, Debra Kertzman on Thursday, 22 September 2016

    Two senior ADB officials discuss #RoadTo2030 from Frankfurt, Germany, and Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Consultations on ADB's new strategy in Sydney, Australia with developing member countries from the Pacific.

    Shaping ADB’s new development strategy: Straight from the horse’s mouth

    By Safdar Parvez on Thursday, 15 September 2016

    ADB is working on a new strategy leading up to 2030 to build on Strategy 2020. The process of preparing the document through consultations is as important as the strategy itself.

  • Engineers conduct surveying for a regional road project in Uzbekistan.

    Building infrastructure for Asia requires fresh thinking

    By Bambang Susantono on Thursday, 23 June 2016

    Our experience in the PRC, India and Indonesia demonstrates there are six key issues to bear in mind on what kind of infrastructure we build, and how we finance and build it.

  • The language of development is contributing to the development of language. Photo by Pexels.

    Development jargon and language development

    By Leo Magno on Friday, 08 April 2016

    Development jargon is becoming mainstream, reflecting the evolution of language as well as cultural and social norms.

  • The author (fifth from left) during a field visit in PNG.

    Seeing Papua New Guinea on the road to prosperity

    By Syed Hussain Haider on Monday, 21 December 2015

    Challenges are huge, but ADB-supported projects—especially in infrastructure—are helping make progress toward building a more prosperous PNG.

  • A local bank branch in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Working with Latin American banks to boost South-South trade

    By Steven Beck on Monday, 14 December 2015

    The inclusion of an Argentine bank in ADB's Trade Finance Program is an important step toward realizing the potential for trade between Asia and Latin America.

  • Damaged school building in Sindhupalchowk.

    New grant to rebuild schools, provide micro loans after Nepal earthquake

    By Kenichi Yokoyama on Tuesday, 08 December 2015

    We hope to restore school enrollment rates, return household incomes to pre-quake levels, and teach village development committees how to cope with disaster risks.

  • The Philippine government’s conditional cash transfer program has increased school enrollment rates among children aged 3-11.

    When evaluation makes a decisive difference

    By Vinod Thomas on Wednesday, 28 October 2015

    If done well, evaluations can also bring a certain degree of objectivity to decision-making in development programs. Here are 3 ways in which evaluation results make a difference.

  • A young girl reading a book in Nepal.

    5 new books that will change the way you think about developing Asia

    By ADB Blog Team on Monday, 10 August 2015

    There is no better time than when on vacation to catch up on ADB’s ever-expanding reading list, and here are 5 recent publications on development economics you may consider adding.

  • ADB logo at HQ entrance gate, Manila.

    ADB’s challenge: Moving from 3 Ss to 3 Cs

    By Indu Bhushan on Tuesday, 28 July 2015

    Recently, someone from one of our developing member countries commented that ADB is too small, slow and self-centered. This assessment might sound harsh, but the numbers speak for themselves.

  • Open Access: A paradigm shift for ADB’s knowledge sharing

    By Satinder Bindra on Monday, 23 February 2015

    The next great innovation in development may come not from an international expert, but from a graduate student in Nepal who can’t afford to consult scholarly materials published behind expensive paywalls in commercial academic journals with restrictive terms of use. Publicly and easily available ADB research could help the student grow that idea into a project to fight poverty, promote inclusive growth, or reduce the effects of climate change in Asia and the Pacific. 

  • Launching Protect the Goal campaign

    Move away from HIV and AIDS? Not quite yet!

    By Susann Roth, Patricia Moser, Jane Parry on Monday, 01 December 2014

    As we mark today World AIDS Day, we can reflect that there is so much more that remains to be done on combating HIV/AIDS in Asia and the Pacific.

  • Farewell Astana, Hello Baku

    By Satinder Bindra on Monday, 05 May 2014

    We’ve wrapped up our 47th Annual Meeting in Astana today with plenty of food for thought on what lies ahead for our vast, diverse region.

  • Kazakhstan – historic venue for fertile ideas

    By Satinder Bindra on Sunday, 04 May 2014

    Almost 1,500 years ago in the sixth and seventh century, southern Kazakhstan was part of the famous Silk Road that carried goods, ideas and cultural influences from as far as China to Europe.

  • Getting Asia in shape for the future

    By Satinder Bindra on Saturday, 03 May 2014

    Where are Asia’s economies headed to in the short and long term? What shape are they in to withstand future financial crises? And how can they respond to the yawning rich-poor divide, now a key concern among Asian and global policymakers? These were some of the key points discussed over the first two days of business at our 47th Annual Meeting, held in Astana, Kazakhstan.