Bilateral Organizations

ADB has established specific strategic frameworks with a number of bilateral aid agencies and/or government departments, with whom specific agreements have been signed.

Agence Française de Développement (AFD)

The partnership framework (signed in March 2010) explains the partners' commitment to work closely together and jointly mobilize their resources to promote sustainable growth, fight poverty, and protect the environment. In 2010, an independent review of the partnership covering the period 1997-2009 was completed. Read the report.

Australian Aid

The partnership framework identifies the partners' commitment to a shared objective to assist developing countries  to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development; MDGs as a focus of international efforts to reduce poverty by 2015; delivery of effective aid in line with Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the Accra Agenda for Action; and Principles for Good International Engagement in Fragile States and Situations.

Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ)

The letter of intent identifies commitment to cooperate in education, water, energy, transport, health, finance, urban and environment sectors through cofinancing, seminars, conferences, staff exchanges, and other technical arrangements.

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ)

The memorandum of agreement explains the administrative arrangements on coordination of assistance to Brunei Darussalam-Indonesia-Malaysia-Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area (BIMP-EAGA).

Japan Water Agency (JWA)

The letter of intent focuses on the collaboration to improve water security in river basins through the Network of Asian River Basin Organizations.

United States Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA)

The letter of intent provides the formal mechanism for cooperation on activities that help to promote human health and the environment in Asia.