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 2012 loan approvals reached US $11.72 billion. In addition, ADB provided US $131 million in equity investments; US $697 million in grants; US $151 million in technical assistance (TA); and US $403 million in guarantees.
In 2012, India was the largest loan recipient with $2.29 billion. China was second with $1.81 billion; Vietnam was third with $1.29 billion; Indonesia - a close fourth with $1.23 billion; and Bangladesh was fifth with $1.09 billion.
In 2012, Transport and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) received the largest share at US $3.7 billion (31%), followed by Energy with US $2.6 billion (22%). Public Sector Management as well as Water Supply received US $1.4 billion (12%) and US $1.2 billion (10%), respectively. Agriculture and Natural Resources had US $1 million (9%).