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Afghanistan and ADB

ADB assistance to Afghanistan is closely aligned with the country’s National Peace and Development Framework, self-reliance and reform agendas, and national priority programs.

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Afghanistan's Economic Growth to Remain Sluggish Amid Challenges — ADB

Political uncertainty and the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to weigh on Afghanistan’s economy in 2020, according to a new ADB report. The government needs to raise domestic revenue to reduce grant dependence and achieve...

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Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund

The Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund is a cofinancing mechanism that provides an opportunity for bilateral, multilateral, and other contributors to partner with the Asian Development Bank to finance vital infrastructure in the country. If you are committed to the people of Afghanistan and their future, we are your partner of choice.

INSTITUTIONAL DOCUMENT

Afghanistan: Country Operations Business Plan (2020-2022)

The projects in the COBP correspond to the CPS’ strategic pillars: (i) expanded access to economic opportunities, markets, and services for women and men; (ii) stronger institutions and human capacities; and (iii) increased environmental sustainability, climate change resilience, and disaster resilience.

News Release

Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund Holds Annual Steering Committee Meeting

The Steering Committee of the Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund (AITF), administered by ADB, held its Annual Meeting to review overall progress and provide strategic direction for efforts to support the government.

Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (FCAS)

ADB's Strategy 2030 recognizes the distinct development challenges of FCAS, and promotes a differentiated approach to these groups of developing member countries. Under Strategy 2030, ADB will prioritize its support by providing long-term financing and capacity-development assistance to help build resilience and address causes of fragility or conflict. The differentiated approach under ADB’s Strategy 2030 builds on ADB’s long-standing support for development in FCAS, which emphasizes the importance of understanding the local context, making a long-term commitment to development, ensuring country ownership, and being flexible in responding to challenges.

For ADB's operations during 2019, Afghanistan is classified by ADB as FCAS due to the country being affected by conflict.


Economic Forecast

Growth is expected to remain unchanged at 3.0% in 2020, with continuing political uncertainty and now COVID-19 likely to dampen any prospects for further economic growth.


Poverty in Afghanistan

Development indicators for Afghanistan, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.


Results of ADB-Supported Operations, 2010-2018

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.


Projects Cofinanced, 2014-2018

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects. Additional funds are provided in the form of official loans and grants, technical assistance, other concessional financing, and commercial cofinancing such as B loans, risk transfer arrangements, parallel loans and equity, guarantee cofinancing, and cofinancing for transactions under ADB’s Trade Finance Program.


Project Performance, 2000-2018

ADB Projects in Afghanistan

Project Results

News

03 Apr 2020 | News from Country Offices

Afghanistan's Economic Growth to Remain Sluggish Amid Challenges — ADB

Political uncertainty and the COVID-19 pandemic are expected to weigh on Afghanistan’s economy in 2020, according to a new ADB report. The government needs to raise domestic revenue to reduce grant dependence and achieve...

19 Jan 2020 | News from Country Offices

Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund Holds Annual Steering Committee Meeting

The Steering Committee of the Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund (AITF), administered by ADB, held its Annual Meeting to review overall progress and provide strategic direction for efforts to support the government.

14 Nov 2019 | News Release

New Regional Transport Strategy to Drive Sustainable Development for CAREC Region

Ministers from the 11 members of the CAREC Program have endorsed a new strategy designed to improve multimodal transport infrastructure and operations in the region, resulting in greater social and economic development in the next...

14 Nov 2019 | News Release

New Regional Energy Strategy Maps Path to Secure Energy Future for CAREC Region

Ministers from the 11 members of the CAREC Program have endorsed a new long-term strategy to improve energy security, increase investment, and improve the sustainability of energy systems in the region, setting it on a path toward...

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Afghanistan Resident Mission (AFRM) - Asian Development Bank (ADB)

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