In the Spotlight
Afghanistan has been ADB’s founding member since 1966. ADB has placed its regular assistance to Afghanistan on hold effective 15 August 2021 but remains committed to supporting the economic and social development of the Afghan people.
$405 Million in ADB Grants to Support Food Security, Health, and Education in Afghanistan through United Nations
The Asian Development Bank has approved $405 million in grants to support food security and help sustain the delivery of essential health and education services for the Afghan people.
The Asian Development Bank remains concerned about the welfare of the Afghan people and the country’s economic and social development.
Q&A: A differentiated approach to Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations and Small Island Developing States
The fragile and conflict-situations and small island developing states approach presents ADB's new way of doing business in its most vulnerable members, which are at further risk because of the COVID-19 crisis.