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ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility (ACGF)

The ACGF is an ASEAN Infrastructure Fund initiative supporting governments in Southeast Asia to prepare and finance infrastructure projects that promote environmental sustainability and contribute to climate change goals.

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Article | 02 Jul 2021

Q&A: Funding green recovery in Southeast Asia

ADB supports a green, resilient, and inclusive recovery in the region, incorporating climate and environmental sustainability, with support from the ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility.

Article | 22 Mar 2021

The ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility (ACGF): 12 Things to Know

The ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility provides funds to boost sustainable economic recovery in Southeast Asia.

Video | 02 Jul 2021

Accelerating Sustainable Development after COVID-19: The Role of SDG Bonds

Southeast Asia needs $210 billion per year to invest in climate resilient infrastructure. Public finance alone is not enough, and SDG bonds play a crucial role in raising private funding. Read more in the ACGF’s latest publication.

Institutional Document | 14 Jan 2021

ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility 2019–2020: Accelerating Green Finance in Southeast Asia

This document presents progress made and early achievements as of December 2020 from the pilot phase of the ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility (ACGF) (2019-2021).

Innovative Finance Lab

The Innovative Finance Lab—a joint ADB and Infrastructure Asia initiative—is one of the ACGF's capacity building platform. The Lab comprises a week-long series of events held twice a year. It includes conferences on the latest green financing trends, training programs for ASEAN government officials, and workshops to identify and prepare ACGF projects.

ACGF Project Process

1. Origination

Potential projects for early-stage project preparation support identified from ACGF country roundtable events and consultations with ADB operations teams and ACGF partners.

2. Rapid assessment

Technical support provided for initial project preparation, including financial structuring and an assessment of potential green impacts.

3. Screening and funding interest

Projects screened against ACGF eligibility criteria, and a draft project information memorandum produced. Financing interest sought from ACGF cofinancing partners.

4. AIF Board review

A full project information memorandum (including a financing plan) finalized and submitted to the ASEAN Infrastructure Fund Board for review and approval.

5. Project preparation and loan approval

Due diligence conducted and the project prepared for ADB and ACGF cofinancing partner loan approvals.


4 May 2021 | News Release

Republic of Korea Earmarks $700 Million for Climate and ICT Projects through Cofinancing with ADB

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Republic of Korea today signed a memorandum of understanding earmarking $700 million in cofinancing from the Republic of Korea for ADB sovereign development projects over the next 3 years.

14 December 2020 | News Release

$123 Million ADB Loan to Help Build Elevated Walkways in Manila

ADB has approved a $123 million loan to help the Philippines build safe, wide, well-lit, and disaster-resilient elevated walkways for pedestrians along Manila’s most congested thoroughfare, the Epifanio de los Santos Avenue (EDSA).

27 November 2020 | News Release

$70 Million ADB Loan to Strengthen Agricultural Value Chain, Food Safety in Cambodia

ADB has approved a $70 million loan to improve the capacity of agribusinesses in six provinces across Cambodia to process key agricultural products such as cassava, cashews, mangoes, vegetables, and native chickens.

7 October 2020 | News Release

Green Finance Recovery Mechanisms Needed to Meet Infrastructure Financing Gap in Southeast Asia — ADB

A new book by ADB urges policy makers in Southeast Asia to use green and innovative financing approaches to help catalyze the estimated $3.1 trillion investments required for climate-adjusted infrastructure in the region by 2030. These investments from both public and private sources would be critical to the region’s economic recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.


AIF Administrator

Alfredo Perdiguero
Southeast Asia Regional Department (SERD)
Asian Development Bank

ACGF Unit Head

Anouj Mehta
Principal Infrastructure Specialist
Southeast Asia Regional Department (SERD)
Asian Development Bank

ACGF Enquiries

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