Netherlands, The

Currently, The Netherlands focuses its development support on Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Lao PDR, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, and Viet Nam. Its aid, channeled through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, focuses on reproductive and sexual health and rights, water, food security, and security and the rule of law. It also provides support to gender equality, environment and climate change.

Its support to the Netherlands Trust Funds under the Water Financing Partnership Facility extends until 2020,through its $9.5 million additional contribution to the Fund in 2017. The country is the sole contributor to this fund. The fund prioritizes activities designed to increase access to safe drinking water and improved sanitation, enhance productivity and efficiency of irrigation and drainage services, and reduce risk of flooding. Their activities also seek to improve sustainable management of water resources, increase knowledge and capacity, improve sector governance, and increase focus on water-food security nexus.

ADB’s Trade Finance Program (TFP) supported 270 Dutch export and import transactions (through Dutch and non-Dutch banks) to developing Asia valued at over $216.26 million as of October 2019. Exports and imports were to 10 countries, but mostly to Bangladesh, Mongolia, and Pakistan. Isolating TFP’s work with Dutch banks, TFP works with five banks domiciled in the Netherlands and has provided guarantees supporting $471.26 million in trade in over 311 transactions. The TFP has mobilized $35.52 million in cofinancing with banks domiciled in Netherlands. This cofinancing helps leverage ADB resources and brings more support for developing members as well as exports, imports, growth, and job creation.

Active Trust Funds

Cumulative project-specific cofinancing $390.3 million   
Cumulative trust funds contribution $78.2 million