Asian Development Fund

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Overview

The Asian Development Fund (ADF) bridges the development gap in Asia and the Pacific, home to both the world’s fast-rising and most vulnerable economies. ADF is a major instrument of concessional financing that has supported equitable and sustainable development in the region since 1973. Funded by ADB's member countries, it offers loans at very low interest rates as well as grants to help reduce poverty in ADB's poorest member countries.

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ADF Countries

These countries have the greatest development challenges and are eligible to receive very low interest loans and grants. ADB currently has 29 ADF countries, including 17 countries which have access to only ADF funding from ADB.

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