Asian Development Bank and Afghanistan: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2015

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on Afghanistan as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.

As a founding member of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the Government of Afghanistan has been supported by ADB over two periods since 1966 .

Resuming its partnership with Afghanistan after a hiatus from 1980  to 2001, ADB—in collaboration with other development partners—supports the national development strategies and the national priority programs, which remain the agreed foundations of the partnership.

As of 31  December 2014 , cumulative lending to Afghanistan totaled $1 .0  billion, and grants amounted to $3 .0  billion. Overall ADB assistance is fully aligned with the government’s priorities in the infrastructure sectors of transport, energy, and natural resources. Support also focuses on economic management. At the 2010  London and Kabul conferences, the 2012  Chicago and Tokyo conferences, and the December 2014  London conference, the Government of Afghanistan and the international community reaffi rmed their partnerships in the medium to long term.