Spotlight Session

Policy-Based Loans – Creating Ripples for the Energy Transition

Organized by: Asian Development Bank (ADB)


ADB is known to finance hard infrastructure projects – solar parks, transmission and distribution networks etc. A lesser known but a highly potent tool is the policy-based loan (PBL) that is increasingly gaining attention as ADB attempts to re-invent itself as Asia Pacific’s climate bank and more importantly ensure that the impact of ADB’s interventions are directed and leveraged manifold including in terms of unlocking newer opportunities for private capital to flow.

The session will look at policy choices, policy based lending instruments and how these are helping complement efforts for energy transition efforts.