Asian Development Bank and Afghanistan: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2014

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.

Afghanistan is a founding member of the ADB, which was established in 1966. ADB resumed its partnership with the Government of Afghanistan after a hiatus from 1980 to 2001.

ADB and other development partners support the Afghanistan National Development Strategy and national priority programs, which remain the agreed basis of the partnership. As of 31 December 2013, cumulative lending reached $952.3 million. ADB’s overall assistance is fully aligned with the government’s priorities in the infrastructure sectors--transport, energy, and natural resources--as well as economic management. In the 2010 London and Kabul conferences, and the 2012 Chicago and Tokyo conferences, the Government of Afghanistan and the international community reaffirmed their medium- to long-term development partnerships.