ADB's Work in Afghanistan
Shareholding and Voting Power
Number of shares held:
3,585 (0.034% of total shares)
42,699 (0.321% of total membership, 0.493% of total regional membership)
Overall capital subscription:
Paid-in capital subscription:
Afghanistan was a founding member of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) in 1966 and has since been supported by the bank over two periods.
View of downtown Mazar-e-Sharif Afghanistan
Resuming its partnership with the country in 2002 after a hiatus from 1980 to 2001, ADB—in collaboration with other development partners—is supporting Afghanistan’s national development strategies and priority programs to establish a stronger foundation for sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.
As one of Afghanistan’s largest on-budget partners in infrastructure development and regional cooperation, ADB provides in-depth experience in delivering projects for fragile and conflict-affected situations. The bank directs its financial assistance mainly to improvements in agriculture, natural resources, and rural development; energy; and transport.
Since 1966, ADB has committed almost $5.39 billion in grants and provided $120.4 million in technical assistance to Afghanistan. These amounts include ADB-administered cofinancing. Cumulative lending totals $977.1 million.