ADB-Afghanistan Partnership Strategy

The interim country partnership strategy (CPS), 2014-2015, for Afghanistan extends the validity of the CPS, 2009-2013. The interim CPS will continue ADB’s focus on three priority sectors: transport, energy and agriculture, natural resources, and rural development. ADB’s interventions will continue to support pillar 3 (economic and social development) and to some extent pillar 2 (governance, rule of law, and human rights) of the Afghanistan National Development Strategy (ANDS) .

The period covered by the country operations business plan (COBP), 2014-2015, for Afghanistan is characterized by a withdrawal of the international security assistance forces and an expected decrease in foreign aid in 2014 onward. The transition period poses both opportunities for the country and challenges.

COBP 2014-2015 is aligned with selected development priorities in the ANDS and the national priority programs. It supports inclusive growth by focusing on infrastructure investments that will lead to higher economic growth, connecting poor people to markets, and increasing access of poor people to basic productive assets and social services. 

Country Operations Business Plans

Country Partnership Strategies

Country Partnership Strategy Updates

Fact Sheets

Regional Cooperation Strategy and Programs

The Public Communications Policy (PCP) recognizes that transparency and accountability are essential to development effectiveness. It establishes the disclosure requirements for documents and information ADB produces or requires to be produced.

The Accountability Mechanism provides a forum where people adversely affected by ADB-assisted projects can voice and seek solutions to their problems and report alleged noncompliance of ADB's operational policies and procedures.

In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.