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

Asian Development Bank and Afghanistan: Fact Sheet

Publication | April 2017
Asian Development Bank and Afghanistan: Fact Sheet

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

Cumulative lending by ADB to Afghanistan totals almost $817.3 million, and approved grants total $3.9 billion.  ADB has provided $2.2 billion to construct or upgrade over 1,700 kilometers of roads across Afghanistan. As the largest on-budget development partner to Afghanistan’s energy sector, ADB has helped deliver electricity to more than 5 million people.

ADB assistance to Afghanistan is aligned with the Afghanistan National Peace and Development Framework and national priority programs focusing on infrastructure. ADB will work to maintain this alignment in its country partnership strategy being developed in 2017. Future assistance will continue to focus on the country’s energy, transport, agriculture, natural resources, and governance. This support will include capacity and institutional development, as well as sector reform.

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.