Since the adoption of the Water for All policy in 2001, ADB's investments in the water sector have been guided by the Water Financing Partnership Facility and the Cooperation Fund for the Water Sector.
The WFPF was established in 2006 to bring in additional financial resources and technical support for components of investment projects, technical assistance operations, knowledge management, and regional cooperation.
There are currently two trust funds under the WFPF.
As of 31 December 2012, WFPF committed contributions stand at US$ 72.34 million.
The CFWS was established in December 2001, following the adoption of the ADB's Water for All policy, to help catalyze the policy's implementation. As predecessor of the WFPF, the multi-donor CFWS financed a coherent program of activities designed to add value and increase synergy in ADB's water sector operations through better awareness, knowledge management, capacity building to support reforms, pilot and demonstration, water partnerships, and regional cooperation, monitoring, and coordination.
The CFWS's grant resources focused on better understanding of sector issues, advancement of reform measures, and development of capacities within ADB and in its developing member countries. It also helped to establish regional networks and partnerships for knowledge sharing, capacity development, and leadership.
Contributions to the CFWS reached US$21.5 million from the following financing partners
The Fund was closed in December 2009.
Read the Final report: Cooperation Fund for the Water Sector (April 2010).