Last week, Devex delved into the Asian Development Bank’s contract awards data to reveal its top 2017 contractors for consulting services.
In this second part of the series, we look at ADB’s top partners for “goods, works, and related services” — the other category in which the bank awards contracts to external suppliers for the implementation of the projects it finances. Look out for the third part, coming soon, where we’ll analyze trends in ADB contract awards over recent years.
As before, we’ll be looking at the bank’s top “primary” contractors — that is, organizations that were either awarded a contract individually, or were the lead partners in a consortium of organizations that won an opportunity. By analyzing publicly available data, we offer an overview of ADB contracts in 2017, before ranking its top contractors.
Contract awards for goods, works and services in 2017
For contracts signed in 2017, ADB funded an average of 81 percent of the total cost of the projects. This represents $8 billion worth of contracts for goods and works. As either the main funder or secondary supporter of a project, ADB helped mobilize $25.7 billion in contracts. It is worth nothing that one contract on a drainage project in Laos has been excluded from our analysis while ADB checks the data.