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
- MFF Energy Supply Improvement Program
- Panj-Amu River Basin Sector Project
- Preparation of Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Corridors 5 and 6 (Salang Corridor) Project
- Road Asset Management Project
- Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program (Solar), Tranche 3 (Formerly MFF II: Energy Development 2014-2023)
Population living below the national poverty line in Afghanistan (2014)
Average annual population growth rate in Afghanistan (2010-2015)
Population in Afghanistan, in millions (2015)
Maternal mortality ratio, per 100,000 live births (2015)