Afghanistan and ADB
In the Spotlight
Focusing on infrastructure development will help bring about long-term growth in Afghanistan and address persistent issues affecting the country’s economic prospects, apart from security, including poor connectivity, poor access to limited energy supply, and low agriculture productivity, says a new ADB report.
Judges and Prosecutors in Afghanistan Receive Expert Legal Training, Focused on Rights of Women, from ADB
ADB, in partnership with the Supreme Court of Afghanistan and the Attorney General’s Office, trained 140 judges and prosecutors on laws specific to gender sensitization, access to justice, and violence against women.
ADB and the Ministry of Rural Rehabilitation and Development of Afghanistan inaugurated the distribution of 80 off-grid solar kits to rural households near Kabul without grid electricity.
ADB’s key strategic focus remains on infrastructure development, and its operations will continue to concentrate on three priority sectors: transport, energy, and agriculture and natural resources.
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. Read the fact sheet: ADB and Afghanistan
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
- Implementing the Integrated Trade Agenda in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program
- Enhancing Project Readiness and Implementation in Central and West Asia
- Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program Tranche 5
- Regional Cooperation on Increasing Cross-Border Energy Trading within the Central Asian Power System
- Railway Sector Development in Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Countries