Afghanistan was a founding member of ADB in 1966 and has since been supported by ADB over two periods.
Resuming its partnership with Afghanistan after a hiatus from 1980 to 2001, ADB—in collaboration with other development partners—supports the country’s development in the transport, energy, natural resources, and economic management sectors. Cumulative lending to Afghanistan total almost $1 billion, and approved grants total $3.3 billion.
ADB assistance is fully on budget and aligned with the government’s strategies and its national priority programs, which are the agreed foundations of the partnership.
Projects in Afghanistan
- Sheberghan Gas to Power Development
- Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program Tranche 2 (Formerly Multitranche Financing Facility II: Energy Development 2014-2023)
- Panj-Amu River Basin Project
- Road Asset Management Project
- Preparation of Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 5 and 6 (Salang Corridor) Project
- Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program -Tranche 1
- Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program (Formerly Multitranche Financing Facility II: Energy Development 2014-2023)
- Public Management Support
- Kabul Managed Aquifer Recharge Project
- Agriculture Market Infrastructure Project - Additional Financing
Population living below the national poverty line in Afghanistan (2014)
Maternal mortality ratio, per 100,000 live births (2015)
Average annual population growth rate in Afghanistan (2010-2015)
Population in Afghanistan, in millions (2015)