ADF Partners

The Asian Development Fund (ADF) is a partnership between ADB and its member countries. Financed mainly by contributions of ADB members, ADF supports the economic and social development of the most vulnerable countries in the region.

ADF countries

ADF countries are defined as countries that have access to the ADF. These countries have the greatest development challenges and are eligible to receive very low interest loans and grants. ADB currently has 29 ADF countries, including 17 countries which have access to only ADF funding from ADB.

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Sri Lanka


Lao People's Democratic Republic


  • Average annual ADF approvals (2013-2014): $358 million
  • Fact sheet

Viet Nam


Marshall Islands

Micronesia, Federated States of



Papua New Guinea


Solomon Islands





Top 5 Recipients* $ million
Pakistan 511
Bangladesh 428
Viet Nam 387
Myanmar 358
Nepal 351

* 2013-2014 average annual approvals; including regional

Group A (ADF Only): Afghanistan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Maldives, Marshall Islands, Myanmar, Nauru, Nepal, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tajikistan, Tonga, Tuvalu, and Vanuatu.

Group B (Blend, ADF and OCR): Armenia, Bangladesh, Georgia, the Federated States of Micronesia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Timor-Leste, Uzbekistan, and Viet Nam.

Note: India is eligible for ADF assistance under ADB’s Graduation Policy but currently does not have access to the ADF.

ADF donors

To date, 34 members of ADB have provided direct contributions to ADF. The largest contributors are, in descending order, Japan, the United States, Australia, Canada, Germany, the United Kingdom, and France. The breakdown of contributions from non-regional and regional members is about 51%:49% of total pledged contributions.

As of 31 July 2014, total contributions to ADF amounted to $35.9 billion equivalent at 31 July 2014 exchange rates.

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Canada
  • China, People's Republic of
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hong Kong, China
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Japan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Korea, Republic of
  • Luxembourg
  • Malaysia
  • Nauru
  • The Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Norway
  • Portugal
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Taipei,China
  • Thailand
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
  • United States