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Who We Are

ADB is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. Established in 1966, it is owned by 68 members—49 from the region.

Our Mission

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) envisions a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty in the region.

Despite the region's many successes, it remains home to a large share of the world's poor: 263 million living on less than $1.90 a day and 1.1 billion on less than $3.20 a day. ADB assists its members, and partners, by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development.

ADB maximizes the development impact of its assistance by facilitating policy dialogues, providing advisory services, and mobilizing financial resources through cofinancing operations that tap official, commercial, and export credit sources.

Your Story, Your Generation

Whether in the fight against climate change, promoting trade and economic integration, or building an inclusive future for the young, women and the elderly, it is the resilience of generations from Asia and the Pacific that will determine our success.

  • Educating Cambodia’s Young

    Cambodia’s young like 12-year-old Morb Kanha can be a force for development when provided with the education and opportunities they need to improve their lives.

    Asia and the Pacific has significantly increased access to education and achieved relevant targets under the Millennium Development Goals, although challenges remain. ADB works across Asia and the Pacific to promote quality, accessible education for all in support of sustainable development.

  • Georgia’s Trading Gold

    In 2019, Baaka Babunashvili, 28 years old, and his childhood friend Nika Sioridze, 30 years old, rehabilitated 25 hectares of tea plantations in Georgia, joining a movement that is reviving an industry that was all but lost in the country.

    Georgia’s strategic location makes it a natural logistics and transit hub along the “new Silk Road,” linking trade between Asia and Europe. ADB believes cross-border trade and regional cooperation are key to achieving economic growth and narrowing development gaps.

  • Papua New Guinea’s Beekeeping Queen

    For 53-year-old Hepsibah Kole, beekeeping not only allows her to earn money and pay for her children’s schooling, it also helps her fulfil her aspiration of being independent and make her own decisions.

    Across Asia and the Pacific, women have limited access to health care and education, and little financial independence. ADB is working to promote gender equality and women’s empowerment, and reduce poverty and contribute to a green, equitable, and inclusive development.

  • Bangladesh’s Water Crops

    Farmers in the south-central districts of Bangladesh, like Firdouz Ahmed, 62, are turning to a centuries-old form of hydroponics to grow their crops in rising waters to adapt to changing climate.

    ADB is scaling up nature-based solutions and climate-smart agriculture support. In the face of rapidly growing greenhouse gas emissions, increasing impact from climate change and disasters, and ongoing environmental damage, ADB has placed combating climate change and its consequences at the top of its development agenda.

  • Indonesia’s Golden Generation

    Eighty-three-year-old Engkom Komariah runs a small business in Indonesia’s West Java where she employs elderly women so they can be financially independent.

    Rapid aging in Asia and the Pacific has put the region at the forefront of one of the most important global demographic trends that is set to have wide social and economic consequences. Recognizing the contributions of the older generation, ADB pays special attention to the long-term care and health of the region’s aging population through its growing health and social protection projects.

Masatsugu Atsakawa

ADB President

Masatsugu Asakawa is the President of ADB and the Chairperson of ADB’s Board of Directors. He was elected President by ADB’s Board of Governors and assumed office on 17 January 2020.

Annual Report: 2021 Financial Highlights

2021 Commitments

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Total ADB Operations

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Pandemic response from total commitments

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Cofinancing, including trust funds
ADB Annual Report 2021 Smart Reader

ADB’s Annual Report 2021 summarizes how ADB’s finance, knowledge, and partnerships helped its developing member countries tackle the immediate effects of the coronavirus disease pandemic and pursue a green and inclusive recovery.

How We're Organized

Board of Governors

ADB's highest policy-making body is the Board of Governors, which comprises one representative from each member – 49 from the Asia and Pacific region and 19 from outside the region.

Board of Directors

The Directors supervise ADB's financial statements, approve its administrative budget, and review and approve all policy documents and all loan, equity, and technical assistance operations.


The President heads a management team comprising six Vice-Presidents. The team supervises the work of ADB's operational, administrative, and knowledge departments.

Departments and Country Offices

List of ADB departments, country offices, and key contacts.

Results, Partnership, Accountability

Development Effectiveness and Results

Development Effectiveness and Results

Focus on results management in its operations, improving the capacities of its developing member countries, and contributing to the global agenda on aid effectiveness.

Financing Partnerships

Financing Partnerships

Building strong partnerships with diverse institutions.

Development Effectiveness and Results

Transparency and Accountability

Transparency and openness are key to maximizing the development impact of ADB's work.

Contact Us

Select an ADB Location

Headquarters (HQ) 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City 1550, Metro Manila, Philippines
  Tel +63 2 6324444   Fax +63 2 6362444   www.adb.org   AsianDevBank   @ADB_HQ
Armenia Resident Mission (ARRM) 10 V. Sargsyan Street, 3rd Floor, Offices 79-81, Piazza Grande, Yerevan 0010, Republic of Armenia
  Tel +374 10 546370 to 73  Fax +374 10 546374  Request information  www.adb.org/armenia   adbarrm
Azerbaijan Resident Mission (AZRM) 45 A. Khagani Street, Landmark II Building, 3rd Floor, Baku, AZ1010, Azerbaijan
  Office hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
  Tel +994 12 4373477   Fax +994 12 4373475   Request information  www.adb.org/azerbaijan
Bangladesh Resident Mission (BRM) Plot E-31, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, Dhaka 1207, Bangladesh, GPO Box No. 2100
  Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Sunday to Thursday)
  Tel +880 2 55667000   Fax +880 2 9117925 to 26   Request information   www.adb.org/bangladesh   adbbrm
Bhutan Resident Mission (BHRM) Lower Norzin Lam, Thimphu, Bhutan
  Request information   www.adb.org/bhutan
Cambodia Resident Mission (CARM) No. 29 Suramarit Blvd. (268/19) Sangkat Chaktomuk, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
  Tel +855 23 215805 to 06 / 216417   Fax +855 23 215807   Request information   www.adb.org/cambodia
European Representative Office (ERO) Barckhausstr. 160325 Frankfurt, Germany
  Tel +49 69 21936400  Fax +49 69 21936444   Request information   www.adb.org/ero   @ADB_Europe
Georgia Resident Mission (GRM) 1, G. Tabidze Street, Freedom Square, 0114 Tbilisi, Georgia
  Tel +995 322 250619   Fax +995 322 250622   Request information   www.adb.org/georgia   adbgeorgia
India Resident Mission (INRM) 4 San Martin Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021 India
  Tel +91 11 24107200   Fax +91 11 26870945   Request information   www.adb.org/india   adbinrm
Indonesia Resident Mission (IRM) The Plaza Office Tower, 11th floor, Jl. MH Thamrin 28-30, Central Jakarta, Indonesia 10350
  Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
  Tel +62 21 29927388   Fax +62 21 29927399   Request information   www.adb.org/indonesia   [Bahasa Indonesia]
Japanese Representative Office (JRO) Kasumigaseki Building 8F3-2-5 Kasumigaseki, Chiyoda-kuTokyo 100-6008, Japan
  Office hours: 9:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
  Tel +81 3 35043160   Fax +81 3 35043165   Request information   www.adb.org/jro   [日本語]
Kazakhstan Resident Mission (KARM) Astana Office 12 Samal Microdistrict, Astana Tower Business Center, 20th Floor Astana 010000, Kazakhstan
  Tel +7 717 2709707 ext 5506   Mobile +7 701 9879377  Fax +7 717 232 8343  Request information   www.adb.org/kazakhstan   [Русский]
Kyrgyz Republic Resident Mission (KYRM) Orion Business Center, 21 Erkindik Prospect, 6th Floor, 720040 Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic
  Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (Monday-Friday)
  Tel +996 312 626611   Fax +996 312 626612   Request information   www.adb.org/kyrgyz-republic
Lao PDR Resident Mission (LRM) Corner of Lanexang Av. and Samsenthai Rd., P.O. Box 9724 Vientiane, Lao PDR
  Tel +856 21 250444   Fax +856 21 250333   Request information   www.adb.org/lao-pdr
Mongolia Resident Mission (MNRM) International Commerce Center (ICC) Tower, 17th Floor, Jamyan Gunii Street-9, Ulaanbaatar 14210, Mongolia
  Office hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
  Tel +976 11 313440 / 323507 / 329836   Fax +976 11 311795   Request information   www.adb.org/mongolia   adbmongolia
Myanmar Resident Mission (MYRM) Yangon Office Union Business Centre (UBC), Room : 04-05, 4th Floor, Natmauk Road Bo Cho Quarter, Bahan Township, Yangon, Myanmar
  Tel +95 01 8603433 to 34 ext 5024   Fax +95 01 8603439   Request information   www.adb.org/myanmar   adbmyrm   ADB_Myanmar
Nepal Resident Mission (NRM) Metro Park Building, Lazimpat, Ward No. 2, P.O. Box 5017, Kathmandu, Nepal
 Tel +977 1 4005120   Fax +977 1 4005137   Request information   www.adb.org/nepal  adbnrm
North American Representative Office (NARO) 900 17th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington DC 20006
  Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
  Tel +1 202 7281500   Fax +1 202 7281505   Request information   www.adb.org/naro   @ADB_America
Pacific Liaison and Coordination Office (PLCO) Level 20, 45 Clarence Street Sydney, NSW Australia 2000
  Tel +61 2 82709444   Fax +61 2 82709445   Request information   www.adb.org/plco
Pacific Subregional Office (SPSO) 5th Floor, Ra Marama Building, 91 Gordon Street, Suva, Fiji
  Office hours: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
  Tel +679 3318101   Fax +679 3318074   Request information  www.adb.org/spso
Pakistan Resident Mission (PRM) Level 8, North Wing, Serena Business Complex, Khayaban-e-Suhrawardy, G-5, Islamabad, Pakistan
  Tel +92 51 2600351 to 69 / 2087300   Fax +92 51 2600365 to 66 / 2087397 to 98   Request information   www.adb.org/pakistan  adbprm
Papua New Guinea Resident Mission (PNRM) Level 2 – Burns Philp Haus, Corner of Musgrave Street & Champion Parade PO Box 1992, Port Moresby, National Capital District, Papua New Guinea
  Tel +675 3210400   Fax +675 3210407   Request information   www.adb.org/papua-new-guinea   adbpng
Philippines Country Office (PhCO) 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City, 1550 Metro Manila, Philippines
  Tel +63 2 6831000   Fax +63 2 6831030   Request information   www.adb.org/philippines
People's Republic of China Resident Mission (PRCM) 17th Floor, China World Tower (Guomao III), 1 Jian Guo Men Wai Avenue, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100004, People’s Republic of China
  Office hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
  Tel +86 10 85730909   Fax +86 10 85730808   Request information   www.adb.org/prc   [中文]
Sri Lanka Resident Mission (SLRM) 23, Independence Avenue, Colombo 7, Sri Lanka
  Tel +94 11 4455455 / 2674499   Fax +94 11 4455499 / 2674488   Request information   www.adb.org/sri-lanka
Tajikistan Resident Mission (TJRM) 45 Sovetskaya Street, Dushanbe 734001, Tajikistan
  Tel +992 372 271895 / 271897 / 210558   Fax +992 372 289128   Request information   www.adb.org/tajikistan
Thailand Resident Mission (TRM) 23rd Floor, The Offices at Central World, 999/9 Rama 1 Road, Wangmai, Pathumwan, Bangkok 10330, Thailand
  Tel +66 2 2635300   Fax +66 2 2635301 to 02   Request information   www.adb.org/thailand   adbthailand
Timor-Leste Resident Mission (TLRM) ADB Building, Rua Alferes Duarte Arbiro, Farol, Dili, Timor-Leste
  Tel +670 3324801   Fax +670 3324132   Request information   www.adb.org/timor-leste   adbtimorlesteresidentmission
Turkmenistan Resident Mission (TKRM) 54, Turkmenbashi Avenue, Yimpash Business Center Building, Office 401-A, Ashgabat 744013, Turkmenistan
  Tel +993 12 454984   Fax +993 12 454986   Request information   www.adb.org/turkmenistan
Uzbekistan Resident Mission (URM) 1 Qoratosh Street, Tashkent 100027, Uzbekistan
  Office hours: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
  Tel +998 71 1401920 to 1925   Fax +998 71 1401976   Request information   www.adb.org/uzbekistan
Viet Nam Resident Mission (VRM) 3rd Floor, Cornerstone Building, 16 Phan Chu Trinh Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi, Viet Nam
  Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)
  +84 4 39331374   Fax +84 4 39331373   Request information   www.adb.org/viet-nam   [Tiếng Việt]