ADB is a multilateral development bank owned by 68 members, 49 from the region and 19 from other parts of the world. ADB’s main instruments for helping its developing member countries are policy dialogue, loans, equity investments, guarantees, grants, and technical assistance.
In 2019, lending volume was $20.47 billion (133 projects), with technical assistance at $237.31 million (252 projects) and grant-financed projects at $844.07 million (31 projects).
In addition, $11.86 billion was generated for sovereign and nonsovereign cofinancing in the form of loans and grants, B loans, risk transfer arrangements, guarantee cofinancing, parallel loans, parallel equity, and cofinancing for transactions under ADB’s Trade Finance Program. From 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2019, ADB’s annual lending volume averaged $17.41 billion. In addition, investment grants and technical assistance funded by ADB and Special Funds resources averaged $702.60 million and $202.27 million over the same period. As of 31 December 2019, the cumulative totals excluding cofinancing were $296.28 billion in loans for 3,221 projects in 44 countries, $10.23 billion in 409 grants, and $4.72 billion in technical assistance grants, including regional technical assistance grants.