Asian Development Bank

Founding Year: 1966


Budget: $35bn

Takehiko Nakao (President)

An international financial institution that is “Asian in character and foster economic growth and cooperation in one of the poorest regions in the world.”  It “assists its members, and partners, by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development.” 68 shareholding members, 49 of which are from the Asia and Pacific region.
They run 1500+ projects in their member countries.


Selected Foci:

Notable Funds:



Asian Development Bank contributes to the following Sustainable Development Goals

  Organization Type

  Geographic Foci


Related Content

Reporting on the Sustainable Development Goals Advancing the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals requires evidence-based information and advocacy that is widely disseminated and cited.  Transdisciplinary approaches are especially required, exemplified…

Our world is in the midst of multiple crises, aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine.  This includes a crisis in education and learning, notably at K-12…

Download as PDF 1. Prologue: A Lose-Lose War At the time of this writing, the vicious and unwarranted Russian invasion of Ukraine is still underway, with no end in sight….