The Asian Development Fund (ADF) is a partnership between ADB and its member countries. Financed mainly by contributions of ADB members, ADF supports the economic and social development of the most vulnerable countries in the region.
To date, 33 members of ADB have provided direct contributions to ADF. The largest contributors are, in descending order, Japan, the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and France. The breakdown of contributions from non-regional and regional members is about 51%:49% of total pledged contributions.
As of 31 December 2013, total contributions to ADF amounted to $37.5 billion equivalent at 31 December 2013 exchange rates.
|Share by Region*||%|
|Central and West Asia||38%|
|Volume by Country*||$ million|
* 2009-2013 average annual approvals; including regional
Group A (ADF Only): Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.
Group B (Blend, ADF and OCR): Armenia, Bangladesh, Georgia, the Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Uzbekistan, and Viet Nam.
Note: India is eligible for ADF assistance under ADB’s Graduation Policy but currently does not have access to the ADF.