Water Funds

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.

Water Financing Partnership Facility

The Water Financing Partnership Facility (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.

WFPF Trust Funds

There are currently three trust funds under the WFPF.

  • Multi-Donor Trust Fund has received a total of $55 million financial contributions from the following financing partners:
    • Australia - $24.21 million equivalent
    • Austria - $8.47 million
    • Norway - $4.67 million equivalent
    • Spain - $10 million
    • Switzerland - $5.2 million equivalent
  • Netherlands Trust Fund has a total of $19.75 million committed contributions from the Government of the Netherlands.
  • Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund has a $15 million contribution from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

As of September 2013, WFPF committed contributions stand at $87.30 million.

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Cooperation Fund for the Water Sector

The Cooperation Fund for the Water Sector (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 Netherlands - $19.4 million
  • Norway - $2.1 million equivalent

The Fund was closed in December 2009.

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