Asian Development Bank and Afghanistan: Fact Sheet | Asian Development Bank

Asian Development Bank and Afghanistan: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2018
Asian Development Bank and Afghanistan: Fact Sheet

ADB’s assistance to Afghanistan is fully aligned with government priorities in transport; energy; and agriculture, natural resources, and rural development.

Following 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 economic growth and poverty reduction. Cumulative lending to Afghanistan totals almost $963.1 million, and committed grants total $3.4 billion.

ADB assistance to Afghanistan is closely aligned with the country’s National Peace and Development Framework, its self-reliance and reform agendas, and its national priority programs.

Under the new country partnership strategy, 2017–2021, ADB continues to focus on infrastructure development in Afghanistan and is supporting the country’s reform priorities. ADB directs its financial assistance to improve the country’s position in transport; energy; and agriculture, natural resources and rural development.

Updated yearly, this ADB Fact Sheet provides social and economic indicators on Afghanistan as well as concise information on ADB's operations in the country and contact information.