Asian Development Bank Institute

Provides intellectual input for policy makers in ADB’s developing member countries.

Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department

Undertakes policy research to foster economic and social development.

Sustainable Development and Climate Change Department

Provides leadership, innovations, and knowledge sharing for ADB’s sector and thematic work.

Department of Communications

Provides leadership, resources, and strategies for communicating with internal and external audiences.

Independent Evaluation Department

Independently and systematically evaluates ADB policies, strategies, operations, and special concerns that relate to organizational and operational effectiveness

Central and West Asia Department

Covers operations in Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

East Asia Department

Covers operations in the People’s Republic of China; Hongkong, China; Republic of Korea; Mongolia; and Taipei,China.

South Asia Department

Covers operations in Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, and Sri Lanka.

Southeast Asia Department

Covers operations in Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Viet Nam.

Office of Public-Private Partnership

Coordinates and supports ADB-wide public-private operations and provides transaction advisory services to developing member countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Pacific Department

Covers operations in Cook Islands, Fiji Islands, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Private Sector Operations Department

Provides direct assistance to private sector projects with clear development impact.

Sector Group

Education Sector Group

Plans and monitors ADB’s support to the sector, conducts analytical studies on education issues, and promotes interagency coordination in education development to achieve universal access to education in Asia and related issues.

Energy Sector Group

Shares the knowledge, practices, and technologies in improving Asia’s energy sector, while addressing connected concerns such as hydropower generation, clean development mechanisms, climate change, and water and food security.

Finance Sector Group

Drives the development of Asia’s general financial market, small and medium enterprise, and payment system, while promoting regional economic and financial integration.

Health Sector Group

Improves knowledge management in the health sector by creating a strong community of health planners and practitioners, stimulating and facilitating relevant knowledge products, and monitoring sector-related issues and performance.

Transport Sector Group

Concentrates on scaling up urban transport, mainstreaming climate change and energy efficiency in projects, improving cross-border transport and logistics, and supporting road safety and social sustainability.

Urban Sector Group

Facilitates knowledge flow on holistic and integrated approaches to the development of Competitive, Inclusive, and Green Cities to maintain vital economic growth while creating sustainable, resilient, and liveable cities in Asia.

Water Sector Group

Ensures quality of projects on water supply, sanitation, and water resources management, supports pilot activities and knowledge sharing events, and enhances water partnerships toward the provision of water for all in Asia.

Thematic Group

Rural Development and Food Security (Agriculture) Thematic Group

Conducts expert and peer reviews of project design and engages with IFAD, CGIAR, FAO, UNEP, USDA, and other agencies  in research, peer reviews, workshops, and other activities to address Asia’s food security concerns and rural poverty.

Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management Thematic Group

Provides technical support bank-wide to increase ADB investments in climate change adaptation, mitigation, and disaster risk reduction, covering—among others—climate change impact assessment of critical infrastructure, disaster risk financing in DMCs, urban resilience, and climate smart agriculture operations.

Environment Thematic Group

Integrates environmental sustainability into projects, country strategies, and sectors assessments; promotes eco-friendly design of infrastructure and scaling up of investments in natural capital, and ecosystem-based climate adaptation, supports initiatives to strengthen environmental management in DMCs and promote green businesses and address regional environmental concerns.

Gender Equality Thematic Group

Promotes and advocates increased attention to gender issues in ADB projects and forges links with development partners on gender-related issues to accelerate the integration of gender equality and women’s empowerment in ADB operations.

Governance Thematic Group

Promotes attention to governance and public sector management issues in ADB operations, and is an important institutional platform for knowledge sharing, cross-departmental coordination, peer review, learning, and links to external networks and partners.

Public-Private Partnership Thematic Group

Promotes PPP and private sector development in ADB’s core operational areas and pools knowledge toward the creation a unified approach amongst practitioners within ADB for implementing PPP options.

Regional Cooperation and Integration Thematic Group

Provides strategic directions in administering the Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund, Investment Climate Facilitation Fund, and People's Republic of China Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund.

Social Development Thematic Group

Promotes new initiatives and policies that aim to reduce poverty, inequality, and vulnerability among poor and marginalized groups by transforming social institutions toward inclusive and equitable social development.

Budget, Personnel, and Management Systems Department

Provides advice and services in budget, staff position management, human resources, staff development, benefits, and compensation.

Office of Anticorruption and Integrity

Is the designated focal point of contact for allegations of fraud or corruption pertaining to ADB-financed activities or staff members.

Office of the Auditor General

Undertakes financial, administrative, and information systems audits and provides assistance to external auditors.

Office of the General Counsel

Handles all legal aspects of operations and activities, including providing legal advice.

Procurement, Portfolio, and Financial Management Department

Responsible for planning, monitoring, and coordinating of project processing and administration work programs, financial management policies and procedures, procurement reviews and consultant recruitment.

Strategy, Policy and Partnerships Department

Provides ADB with a strategic planning perspective and direction, ensures policy and operations coordination, and maintains institutional relations with the international development community, especially on matters relating to resource mobilization.