Project Data Sheet (PDS): Overview


The Project is to create one of Afghanistan's first private financial institutions. AIB will provide a range of financial services - including credit and savings, payment transfers, trade finance and SME lending. The bank will also aggressively market to NGOs and donor organizations as potential clients in order to support the efficient and secure mobilization of the capital necessary to facilitate Afghanistan's reconstruction efforts. Read More

Country Afghanistan
Project Number 37903-014
Type or Modality of Assistance PS
Financing Private sector (Nonsovereign)
Status Approved
Approval Number 7199
Approval Date 13 May 2004
Geographical Location Kabul
Sector Finance
Subsector Banking Systems
Safeguard Categories Environment: FI

Results Delivered

Small and medium-sized enterprise loan accounts opened or end borrowers reached (number) 150

The results data reported above are limited to ADB's core sectors, as defined under Strategy 2020 and tracked through indicators in the ADB Results Framework. For definitions of results indicators, please see the ADB Results Framework Indicators Definition.



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Responsible ADB Officer
Hasib Ahmed
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Responsible ADB Department
Private Sector Operations Department

Responsible ADB Divisions
Private Sector Financial Institutions Division

PDS Creation Date
17 Feb 2006

Last PDS Update
24 Sep 2014