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Asian Development Bank

Headquarters: 6 ADB Avenue, Mandaluyong City, 1550 Metro Manila, Philippines

+632 632-4444
+632 636-2444 | Email:

ADB North American Representative Office: 900 17th Street NW., Suite 900, Washington DC 20006

202 728 1505

PRESIDENTTakehiko Nakao

The above list of key personnel was updated 09–2017.

The above list of key personnel was updated 09–2017.

The Asian Development Bank stimulates sustainable economic development and social progress in member countries to mitigate poverty and its effects.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) commenced operations on December 19, 1966. It comprises 67 members: 48 regional and 19 nonregional countries.

The ADB works to eradicate poverty in Asia and the Pacific. As a multilateral development finance institution, it provides grants, loans, and technical assistance. The Bank serves its member countries, which are also its shareholders. Through equity investments and loans, the ADB also provides direct assistance to private enterprises of developing member countries.

To maximize the effects of its assistance on development, the ADB facilitates policy dialogues, offers advisory services, and mobilizes financial resources through cofinancing operations involving official, commercial, and export sources of credit. ABD operations promote three complementary agendas: environmentally sustainable growth, inclusive economic growth, and regional integration. The Bank's core areas of development activity are education, environment, finance, infrastructure, and regional cooperation and integration.

Sources of Information

Business Opportunities

ADB projects rely on the goods and services of consultants, contractors, manufacturers, and suppliers.

Career Opportunities

The "Careers" Web page features access to the ABD career and employment system, information on its young professional program and internships, descriptions of current job vacancies, and a summary of what the ADB looks for in a potential employee.


The ADB website offers information and resources for visitors who read Chinese.

Climate Change

Production and use of energy from nonrenewable sources and the unsustainable development and consumption of other natural resources destabilize the climate and undermine long-term prosperity in Asia and the Pacific. Devastating storms, droughts, floods, and rising sea levels disproportionately affect poor communities. While climatologists forecast that extreme climate events will become more frequent and intense, the ADB continues its support of sustainable growth in the region through financing and innovative technologies.


Conceived in the early 1960s as a financial institution that would be Asian in character and foster economic growth and cooperation in one of the poorest regions in the world, the ADB opened in the Philippine capital of Manila in 1966. To learn about the Bank's initial achievements and those of more recent decades, visit the "ADB History" web page.


The ADB posts a list of its regional and nonregional members and descriptions of them on its website.

Organizational Chart

The ADB's organizational chart is available in Portable Document Format (PDF) for viewing and downloading.


The ADB website offers information on books, brochures and flyers, conference proceedings, guides, papers and briefs, policies and plans, reports, and statutory reports and official records.

Social Media

The ADB has a Facebook account.

The ADB tweets announcements and other newsworthy items on Twitter.

The ADB posts videos on its YouTube channel.

Statistical Database System

The ADB maintains a central statistical database to store macroeconomic and social data of its developing member countries. | Email: