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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 Infrastructure Trust Fund (AITF)

The 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. Visit the AITF site

  • Ports and Logistics Scoping Study in CAREC Countries
    Reports | 8 April 2021
    Ports and Logistics Scoping Study in CAREC Countries

    This study analyzes seaports and multimodal corridors serving landlocked countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program. It provides up-to-date information about ports and logistics developments in the region.

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

GDP forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

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

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

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

  • Empowering rural women in Afghanistan through horticulture
    Project Result / Case Study | 15 March 2021
    Empowering rural women in Afghanistan through horticulture

    ADB is assisting Afghanistan's government in empowering rural women to support their families through an innovative program.

  • Afghanistan: Empowering farmers to rebuild war-torn irrigation
    Project Result / Case Study | 4 December 2020
    Afghanistan: Empowering farmers to rebuild war-torn irrigation

    Through a partnership between ADB and the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, the Community-based Irrigation and Development Project trained 630 farmers to rehabilitate, upgrade, and maintain 175 small-scale and medium-scale traditional irrigation schemes covering about 38,850 hectares, benefiting more than 180,000 households.

  • Banking on Business in Afghanistan
    Project Result / Case Study | 2 June 2016
    Banking on Business in Afghanistan

    A small investment during very tough times has grown into Afghanistan’s largest bank—and is helping create thousands of jobs.


15 Jan 2021 | News from Country Offices

Eugene Zhukov Appointed ADB Director General for Central and West Asia

The Asian Development Bank has appointed Eugene Zhukov as Director General of its Central and West Asia Regional Department, effective immediately.

07 Dec 2020 | News Release

New CAREC Gender Strategy to Promote Women’s Empowerment

Ministers and senior officials from the 11 member countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program have endorsed a new strategy to promote women’s empowerment by ensuring regional projects...

07 Dec 2020 | News Release

ADB President Urges CAREC Countries to Boost Regional Cooperation and Embrace Digitalization to Strengthen COVID-19 Recovery

More rapid digitalization and leveraging the private sector can support the recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, accelerate regional cooperation, drive innovation, and help countries adapt to new and evolving... 

07 Dec 2020 | News Release

CAREC Endorses Long-Term Strategy to Promote Safe, Sustainable, and Inclusive Tourism

Ministers and senior officials from the 11 member countries of the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program have endorsed a new long-term strategy to promote safe, sustainable, and inclusive tourism development in the region. 


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

Asian Development Bank, P.O. Box 3070, Kabul, Afghanistan

  Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Sunday to Thursday)

  Tel +93 711 999 544

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