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 2011 overall operations reached US $21.72 billion, which is comprised of US $12.61 billion loan approvals, US $239 million equity investments, US $614 billion grants, US $148 million technical assistance, US $417 million guarantees and US $7.69 project cofinancing to its developing member countries.
Vietnam was the top recipient of ADB assistance, including cofinancing, in 2011 with $3.6 billion. India was second with $3.13 billion; Pakistan was third with $2.89 billion; Bangladesh - fourth with $2.29 billion; and China was fifth with $1.59 billion.
In 2011, Transport and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) received the largest share at US $45 billion (25%), followed by Energy with US $38.5 billion (21%). Finance as well as Agriculture and Natural Resources both received US $21 billion (11%).