ADB is a strongly capitalized, multilateral development bank, dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific region through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration.
ADB was established in 1966 under the agreement establishing the Asian Development Bank (Charter), which is binding upon the member countries that are its shareholders. As of December 31, 2017, ADB has 67 members, of which 48 are from within Asia and the Pacific and 19 outside.
ADB is headquartered in Manila, Philippines and has offices worldwide including representative offices in North America (Washington, DC), Europe (Frankfurt), and Japan (Tokyo).
ADB's staff as of December 31, 2017 totaled 3,134 of its 67 members.