Formation of the new development bank

The idea for creation of the New Development Bank was first mooted in the Fourth BRICS Summit at New Delhi on March 29, 2012 to meet the development funding requirements of the five founding countries namely Brazil, Russia, India, China & South Africa (BRICS) and other emerging economies and developing countries as well.

BRICS summit and the foundation of New development bank 2014

On July 15, 2014 at the sixth summit in Fortaleza, Brazil the member countries signed the Articles for the New Development Bank with an Authorized Capital of USD 100 billion. The founders established the Bank with a purpose of mobilizing resources for infrastructure and sustainable development projects in BRICS and other emerging economies and developing countries, complementing the existing efforts of multilateral and regional financial institutions for global growth and development.To fulfill its purpose, the Bank was envisaged to support public or private projects through loans, guarantees, equity participation and other financial instruments. It shall also cooperate with international organizations and other financial entities, and provide technical assistance for projects to be supported by the Bank.

The first Board of Governors meeting of the Bank was held in Moscow, Russia on July 7, 2015 where the Bank formally came into existence as a legal entity. Mr. K.V. Kamath was elected the first President of the Bank and the Vice-Presidents were appointed by the Governors.

Key Focus Areas

Infrastructure development is the key driver of economic and social growth. In the context of developing nations, infrastructural deficiencies are a matter of concern. We, at NDB, strive to identify the gaps between ‘needs’ and ‘funding’. Our mission is to bridge these gaps and be a partner in bringing about truly holistic development.

Sustainable Development

The 21st century has brought with it tremendous development. However, this progress has been skewed, insufficient & often harmful to our environment. We are committed to be a partner in bringing about sustainable development. We are looking forward to partner with initiatives that drive growth and employment while ensuring environmental protection.