ADB-AFD Cofinancing Guide

Institutional Document | December 2013

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Agence Française de Développement (AFD) have had a long history of cooperation. Since 2010, this cooperation has intensified based on a programmatic approach and ADB and AFD each aim to provide $1.3 billion of cofinancing to a joint pipeline from 2013 - 2016.

To reach this aim, everyone involved in cofinancing needs to be equipped with a mutual understanding of the partners' internal processes and procedures. How can cofinancing become part of a project? Who is doing what, when and how?

The key to success is alignment and harmonization. This Guide serves as a practical reference manual outlining ADB's and AFD's internal arrangements to guide staff on cofinancing, and to synchronize their work accordingly.


  • Introduction
  • 2010-2012 Results
  • Way Forward
  • Where to Start?
  • Eligible Instruments, Countries, and Sectors
  • Institutional Coordination
  • Country Coordination
  • Project Processing Coordination
  • Implementation Coordination
  • Project Completion Coordination
  • Evaluation Coordination
  • Headquarters and Country Offices