Funds and Resources
ADB offers loans, grants, and technical assistance from Special Funds, Trust Funds, and other sources to help reduce poverty in Asia’s poorest countries.
ADB has placed its regular assistance to Afghanistan on hold effective 15 August 2021. ADB is closely monitoring the situation in Afghanistan and remains committed to supporting the Afghan people.
Afghanistan's infrastructure requirements are estimated at $4 billion over the next 3 years—far more than the government or any single funding agency can provide. The Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund provides an opportunity for bilateral, multilateral and individual contributors to partner with ADB in financing infrastructure investments and improve the livelihood of the Afghan people. It was established in December 2010.
The key areas of need are:
The fund will provide grant cofinancing alongside ADB-funded infrastructure projects, with resources supplementing those provided by ADB through its own operational budget. ADB will provide operational and project management expertise to enable the Afghanistan government to implement the country's key infrastructure development plans.
The Afghan Ministry of Finance and ADB will work together to ensure that the fund is efficiently utilized to support the highest priority infrastructure projects and leverage additional financing from the private sector and other partners.
Germany, Japan, NATO ANA Trust Fund, the United Kingdom, and the United States support the fund.