US Treasury Awards Landmark Afghan Railway Project

The pioneering rail project in Afghanistan provides a cross-border trade link crucial to the country’s post-conflict economy. Read More

Saving Lives with Reliable Electricity in Samoa

ADB has helped improve power supply in Samoa, improving the quality of life in the islands. Read More

Food Stamp Program Focuses Aid on Poorest Families in Mongolia

An ADB-supported program is helping Mongolia identify and assist the poorest people in the country. Read More

Piped Water for Good Health in the Lao PDR

An ADB-supported project in the Lao People's Democratic Republic is bringing clean water and modern toilets to rural communities. Read More


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 Replenishment


The ADF XI negotiations concluded on 30 April 2012 with a total replenishment of SDR 7.9 billion ($12.4 billion) to provide critical financial support to fight poverty in the Asia and Pacific region over the period 2013 to 2016. Read More

Focus Areas

Inclusive Growth
Fostering Growth that Reaches All
Environmentally Sustainable Growth
Growth for a Green Future
Regional Integration
Partnering for Shared Prosperity

ADF Countries

Asian Development Fund (ADF) countries are defined as countries that have access to the ADF. 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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