The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international partnership of several nations is engaged in promoting the economic and social progress of its developing member countries in the Asia Pacific Region. The functions of Asian Development Bank include helping poor countries to come out of poverty and support their development programmes.
The bank started functioning in December 1966 with the headquarters in Manila, Philippines
The functions of Asian Development Bank are:
From 31 members at its establishment in 1966, ADB has grown to encompass 68 members—of which 49 are from within Asia and the Pacific and 19 outside. India was founding member of ADB.
The President heads a management team comprising six Vice-Presidents. The team supervises the work of ADB’s operational, administrative, and knowledge departments.
Masatsugu Asakawa (Japanese) is the President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) since April 2013.
The Annual Meetings of the ADB Board of Governors are held every year in a member country in late April or early May
The 2019 Annual Meeting (52nd annual meeting) of the Board of Governors of the Asian Development Bank was held in Fiji from Wednesday, 1 May to Sunday, 5 May 2019.
ADB raises funds through bond issues on the world’s capital markets. It also rely on our members’ contributions, retained earnings from lending operations, and the repayment of loans. It also provides loans and grants from a number of special funds.
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