Who were ADB's top 2017 contractors for goods and works?

Workers at the construction site for a new water intake jetty on the Hoogly River at the Indira Gandhi Water Treatment Plant near Kolkata. The construction of this new jetty is funded by the Asian Development Bank under the Kolkata Environmental Improvement Investment Program. Photo by: ADB

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.

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    Arnau Rovira

    Arnau Rovira is part of the Devex's Development Data team in Manila where he works on analyzing and understanding donor and country priorities through the use of data. He previously worked as business intelligence analyst at Scytl, worldwide leader on electoral voting solutions. In his interest to the international and electoral affairs he became electoral observer. Until now, he has been deployed in Uruguay, Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
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    Raquel Alcega

    Raquel Alcega leads Devex's development data team, which tracks and analyzes the funding, programs and activities of financial institutions, philanthropic organizations and corporations that operate at the intersection of business and global development. Prior to joining Devex's Barcelona office, she worked in business development in Washington, D.C., and as a researcher in Russia and Mexico.