Afghanistan and ADB
In the Spotlight
The signed framework agreement for the proposed Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan Power Interconnection Project will support Afghanistan’s energy needs and enable power trade and exchange among the three countries.
ADB has signed a $60 million grant to provide more electricity for Afghan households, businesses, and industry by extending the national grid connectivity into eastern provinces and strengthening the northeast power system.
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
- Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program Tranche 4 (Formerly Multitranche Financing Facility II: Energy Development 2014–2023)
- Qaisar–Dari Bum Road Project
- Energy Supply Improvement Investment Program (Solar), Tranche 3 (Formerly MFF II: Energy Development 2014-2023)
- Second Support for Infrastructure Investments and Policy
- Road Asset Management Project - Additional Financing