Asian Development Bank

Guided by a vision of an Asia and Pacific region free from poverty, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has been working to improve people’s lives since it was founded in 1966. By targeting its investments wisely in partnership with its stakeholders, ADB helps its developing members reduce poverty, ensuring that growth is sustainable and inclusive. Economists, sociologists, engineers, gender experts, and environmental scientists are amongst the hundreds of professionals working together at ADB to achieve these goals. ADB is also a knowledge institution at the forefront of innovative development thinking and practice. Information is spread through regional fora, a growing online presence, social media channels, and the publication of specialized papers, periodicals, and books. ADB is a multilateral development bank with headquarters in Manila, resident missions across the Asia and Pacific region, and representative offices in Tokyo, Frankfurt, and Washington, DC.see more