The U.S. Commercial Service Liaison Office to the ADB US Embassy — NOX 2 1201 Roxas Boulevard, Ermita Manila, Philippines 1000 Telephone: (63-2) 5301 2000 E-mail: — Agriculture and Natural Resources (including agro-industry, marketing and trade) — Education and training (including distance) — Energy (including electric power, oil and gas and renewable energy) — Environment (including water supply, Waste Processing and Environmental Management) — Industry, Finance and Other Services (including Banks, Insurance and Project Financing) — Health and Nutrition — Information and Telecommunications Technologies (including Online Administration Services) — Transportation (including road, rail, port and airport projects) — Urban development (including housing and infrastructure) , generated by adB lending activities, is regional and includes 45 adB developing countries to the east, southeast, Central Asia and Western Asia, as well as the Pacific. The U.S. Commercial Service Liaison Office at the Asian Development Bank (CS ADB), based at the U.S. Embassy in Manila, began operations in 1992 and is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce`s global network of export development offices. CS ADB works directly with U.S. companies to target major projects, advisory and purchasing opportunities for the Asian Development Bank`s lending and direct subsidy activities. CS ADB also collaborates with U.S. sponsors/private project developers who can benefit from the credit and risk reduction activities of the ADB`s private department and the ADB`s strategy, policy and partnerships division. Mark OGrady, U.S.

Business Director, leads the office and works closely with the Office of the U.S. Executive Director of the ADB. What is technical assistance?? Ta is an important service that helps countries identify and design projects, improve institutions, formulate development strategies or promote regional cooperation. TaTs can be funded by grants and loans from the AfDB`s central budget or by a number of special funds made available by AfDB donor members.