Afghanistan and ADB

In the Spotlight

  • Afghanistan Transport Sector Master Plan Update (2017-2036)

    This sets out an ambitious strategy to improve Afghanistan's roads, railways, civil aviation, urban transport, trade logistics, and institutions concerned with transport infrastructure and operations. The estimated investment required to achieve the goals is about $26 billion from 2017-2036.  

  • Afghanistan: Country Operations Business Plan, 2017–2019

    The Afghanistan country operations business plan 2017–2019 will continue to focus on infrastructure development in transport, energy, and agriculture and natural resources.

  • Islamic Finance: Afghanistan Country Profile

    Islamic finance is a relatively nascent industry in Afghanistan. Currently, at least 7 out of the 16 licensed financial institutions in the country offer some form of Islamic financial services. The government is taking several initiatives to improve the regulatory and legal landscape.

  • Work with the Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund

    The Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund (AITF) is a cofinancing mechanism that provides an opportunity for bilateral, multilateral, and other contributors to partner with ADB 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.

Afghanistan was a founding member of ADB in 1966 and has since been supported by ADB over two periods.

Resuming its partnership with Afghanistan after a hiatus from 1980 to 2001, ADB—in collaboration with other development partners—supports the country’s development in the transport, energy, natural resources, and economic management sectors. Cumulative lending to Afghanistan total almost $1 billion, and approved grants total $3.3 billion.

ADB assistance is fully on budget and aligned with the government’s strategies and its national priority programs, which are the agreed foundations of the partnership.

Afghanistan is a member of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program.


Projects in Afghanistan