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 2015 loan approvals reached US $15.45 billion. In addition, ADB provided US $134 million in equity investments; US $365 million in grants; and US $141 million in technical assistance (TA).
In 2015, India was the largest recipient of total ADB assistance with $4 billion. Pakistan was second with $3 billion; Indonesia was third with $2.9 billion; China - a close fourth with $2.8 billion; and Bangladesh was fifth with $2.7 billion.
In 2015, Energy received the largest share at US $5 billion (32%), followed by Transport with US $2.7 billion (16%). Finance received US $2.6 billion (16%). Water and other urban infrastructure services got US $1.9 billion (11%). Public sector management had US $1.7 billion (10%). Agriculture and Natural Resources had US $1 million (6%). Education, Health, as well as ICT stood at US $692 million (4%), US $329 million (2%), and $201 million (1%), respectively.