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International Governmental Organizations : Asian Development Bank

About the Asian Development Bank

According to the Yearbook of International Organizations, the Asian Development Bank is "dedicated to poverty reduction in Asia and the Pacific....

ADB is owned and financed by its 67 member countries, of which 48 are from the region and 19 are from other parts of the globe.

ADB contributes low interest loans, guarantees, grants, private sector investments and knowledge and advice to help build infrastructure and improve essential services such as health and education to boost quality of life....

Focus is on encouraging economic growth, social development and good governance, while promoting regional cooperation and integration in partnership with governments, the private sector, and nongovernment and international organizations.

Although most lending is in the public sector - and to governments - ADB also provides direct assistance to private enterprises of developing countries through equity investments, and loans."

Web site

Home page

Data and Research page includes sections with

Publications page lets you

  • search publications by keyword
  • browse publications by
    • country (publications may be about multiple countries, including the one you choose)
    • subject
    • type, including
      • Books: substantial publications assigned ISBNs
      • Reports: publications highlighting ADB's sector or thematic work
      • Serials: magazines and journals exploring development issues
      • Conference proceedings: papers or presentations at ADB and development events
      • Policies, strategies, and plans: governing rules and guiding strategies for ADB operations
      • Statutory reports and official records: ADB records and annual reports
      • Papers and briefs: ADB-researched working papers

Finding books, periodicals, pamphlets at the library

The University of Wisconsin-Madison's libraries have some print documents published by the Asian Development Bank, which are included in the library catalog.

Hints for searching the library catalog

  • Search the name of the organization (or subsidiary body) in the
    • Authors/creators box to find publications issued by the organization
    • Subjects box to find publications about the organization

    Type phrases in quotation marks. Example:

  • "Asian Development Bank"
  • Some IGOs use British spellings of words.

    Try both American and British English-language spellings if you're not getting many results. Common words affected by this:

    American spelling British spelling
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    organization organisation
    program programme