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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.

Funds Administered by ADB

ADB administers for its projects the following funds and financing facilities. Partners are welcome to contribute to these funds through cofinancing.

Name Type Fund Contributors Year Established
ADB Institute Special Fund Special Fund Australia, People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea 1996
ADB Ventures Investment Fund 1 Trust Fund Clean Technology Fund, Finland, Nordic Development Fund, Republic of Korea 2020
Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund Trust Fund ANA Trust Fund, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, United States 2010
Artificial Intelligence and Digitalization Fund Trust Fund United Kingdom 2021
ASEAN Australia Smart Cities Trust Fund Trust Fund Australia 2019
ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility Other Fund Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam 2019
ASEAN Infrastructure Fund Other Fund Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam 2011
Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund Special Fund ADB, Japan 2009
Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility Trust Fund Australia, Canada, Japan 2014
Asia-Pacific Climate Finance Fund Trust Fund Germany 2017
Asian Clean Energy Fund Trust Fund Japan 2008
Asian Development Fund Special Fund ADB Member Countries 1973
Australian Climate Finance Partnership Trust Fund Australia 2020
Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in Asia Trust Fund Canada 2013
Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in Asia II Trust Fund Canada 2017
Carbon Capture and Storage Fund Trust Fund Australia, Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute, United Kingdom 2009
Cities Development Initiative for Asia Multi-partner Austria, Germany, Switzerland 2018
Clean Energy Fund Trust Fund Australia, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom 2007
Climate Change Fund Special Fund ADB 2008
Climate Innovation and Development Fund Trust Fund Bloomberg Family Foundation Inc. and Goldman Sachs Charitable Gift Fund 2022
Climate Investment Funds Global Fund World Bank (Trustee) 2008
Community Resilience Partnership Program Trust Fund France, Nordic Development Fund, United Kingdom 2021
Cooperation Fund for Project Preparation in the Greater Mekong Subregion and in Other Specific Asian Countries Trust Fund France 2004
Cooperation Fund for Regional Trade and Financial Security Initiative Trust Fund Australia, Japan, United States 2004
Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility Trust Fund ADB, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam 2010
Domestic Resource Mobilization Trust Fund Trust Fund Japan 2017
Energy Transition Mechanism Partnership Trust Fund Trust Fund Japan 2022
Financial Sector Development Partnership Fund Trust Fund Luxembourg 2006
Financial Sector Development Partnership Special Fund Special Fund ADB, Luxembourg 2013
Future Carbon Fund Trust Fund Belgium, Finland, Republic of Korea, Sweden, 2 private sector partners 2009
Gender and Development Cooperation Fund Trust Fund Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Norway 2003
Global Agriculture and Food Security Program Global Fund World Bank (Trustee) 2010
Global Environment Facility Global Fund World Bank (Trustee) 1991
Global Partnership for Education Fund Global Fund World Bank (Trustee) 2002
Green Climate Fund Global Fund World Bank (Trustee) 2010
High-Level Technology Fund Trust Fund Japan 2017
Investment Climate Facilitation Fund Trust Fund Japan 2008
Ireland Trust Fund for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States Trust Fund Ireland 2018
Japan Fund for Information and Communication Technology Trust Fund Japan 2001
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific Trust Fund Japan 2000
Japan Fund for Public Policy Training Trust Fund Japan 2004
Japan Fund for the Joint Crediting Mechanism Trust Fund Japan 2014
Japan Scholarship Program Trust Fund Japan 1988
Japan Special Fund Special Fund Japan 1988
Leading Asia’s Private Sector Infrastructure Fund Trust Fund Japan 2016
Multidonor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility Trust Fund Australia, Austria, Norway, Spain, Switzerland 2006
Netherlands Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility Trust Fund Netherlands 2006
Pakistan Economic Corridors Programme Other Fund United Kingdom 2015
People's Republic of China (PRC) Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund (formerly PRC Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund) Trust Fund People's Republic of China 2005
Project Preparation and Implementation Support Trust Fund Trust Fund OPEC Fund for International Development 2022
Project Readiness Improvement Trust Fund Trust Fund Nordic Development Fund 2016
Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility Other Fund World Bank (Trustee) 1999
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund Special Fund Japan 2007
Regional Malaria and Other Communicable Disease Threats Trust Fund Trust Fund Australia, Canada, United Kingdom 2013
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund Trust Fund Republic of Korea 2006
Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility Trust Fund Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2000
Spanish Cooperation Fund for Technical Assistance Trust Fund Spain 2000
Technical Assistance Special Fund Special Fund ADB Member Countries 1967
United Kingdom Fund for Asia Regional Trade and Connectivity Trust Fund United Kingdom 2018
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund Trust Fund Rockefeller Foundation, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States 2013
Urban Environmental Infrastructure Fund Trust Fund Sweden 2009

ADB is authorized by its Charter (Article 19) to establish and administer special funds. Whenever a special fund involves contributions from financing partners, these funds are administered with the same level of care as ADB’s own resources.

Name Fund Contributors Year Established
ADB Institute Special Fund Australia, People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea 1996
Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund ADB, Japan 2009
Asian Development Fund ADB Member Countries 1973
Climate Change Fund ADB 2008
Financial Sector Development Partnership Special Fund ADB, Luxembourg 2013
Japan Special Fund Japan 1988
Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund ADB, Japan 2007
Technical Assistance Special Fund ADB Member Countries 1967

Trust funds enable a partner to channel cofinancing resources to finance various projects and activities that meet certain eligibility criteria or specific focus areas, including disaster risk management, clean energy, private sector development, gender and development, good governance, information technology, poverty reduction, and regional trade. ADB fully administers the funds as trustee or administrator. The main advantage is that a single agreement can cover a number of projects, reducing the need to negotiate on a case-by-case basis. Trust funds can involve one or more donors.

Name Sub-type Fund Contributors Year Established
ADB Ventures Investment Fund 1 Multi-partner Clean Technology Fund, Finland, Nordic Development Fund, Republic of Korea 2020
Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund Multi-partner ANA Trust Fund, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, United States 2010
Artificial Intelligence and Digitalization Fund Single-partner United Kingdom 2021
ASEAN Australia Smart Cities Trust Fund Single-partner Australia 2019
Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility Multi-partner Australia, Canada, Japan 2014
Asia-Pacific Climate Finance Fund Multi-partner Germany 2017
Asian Clean Energy Fund Single-partner Japan 2008
Australian Climate Finance Partnership Single-partner Australia 2020
Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in Asia Single-partner Canada 2013
Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in Asia II Single-partner Canada 2017
Carbon Capture and Storage Fund Multi-partner Australia, Global Carbon Capture and Storage Institute, United Kingdom 2009
Cities Development Initiative for Asia Multi-partner Austria, Germany, Switzerland 2018
Clean Energy Fund Multi-partner Australia, Norway, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom 2007
Climate Innovation and Development Fund Multi-partner Bloomberg Family Foundation Inc. and Goldman Sachs Charitable Gift Fund 2022
Community Resilience Partnership Program Trust Fund France, Nordic Development Fund, United Kingdom 2021
Cooperation Fund for Project Preparation in the Greater Mekong Subregion and in Other Specific Asian Countries Single-partner France 2004
Cooperation Fund for Regional Trade and Financial Security Initiative Multi-partner Australia, Japan, United States 2004
Domestic Resource Mobilization Trust Fund Multi-partner Japan 2017
Energy Transition Mechanism Partnership Trust Fund Multi-partner Japan 2022
Financial Sector Development Partnership Fund Multi-partner Luxembourg 2006
Gender and Development Cooperation Fund Multi-partner Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Norway 2003
High-Level Technology Fund Multi-partner Japan 2017
Investment Climate Facilitation Fund Single-partner Japan 2008
Ireland Trust Fund for Building Climate Change and Disaster Resilience in Small Island Developing States Single-partner Ireland 2018
Japan Fund for Information and Communication Technology Single-partner Japan 2001
Japan Fund for Prosperous and Resilient Asia and the Pacific Single-partner Japan 2000
Japan Fund for Public Policy Training Single-partner Japan 2004
Japan Fund for the Joint Crediting Mechanism Single-partner Japan 2014
Japan Scholarship Program Single-partner Japan 1988
Leading Asia’s Private Sector Infrastructure Fund Single-partner Japan 2016
Multidonor Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility Multi-partner Australia, Austria, Norway, Spain, Switzerland 2006
Netherlands Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility Single-partner Netherlands 2006
People's Republic of China (PRC) Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund (formerly PRC Regional Cooperation and Poverty Reduction Fund) Single-partner People's Republic of China 2005
Project Preparation and Implementation Support Trust Fund Multi-partner OPEC Fund for International Development 2022
Project Readiness Improvement Trust Fund Multi-partner Nordic Development Fund 2016
Regional Malaria and Other Communicable Disease Threats Trust Fund Multi-partner Australia, Canada, United Kingdom 2013
Republic of Korea e-Asia and Knowledge Partnership Fund Single-partner Republic of Korea 2006
Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund under the Water Financing Partnership Facility Single-partner Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation 2000
Spanish Cooperation Fund for Technical Assistance Single-partner Spain 2013
United Kingdom Fund for Asia Regional Trade and Connectivity Single-partner United Kingdom 2018
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund Multi-partner Rockefeller Foundation, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States 2013
Urban Environmental Infrastructure Fund Multi-partner Sweden 2009

These are operational mechanisms for strategic, long-term, multi-partner cooperation that link various forms of assistance in a coordinated manner for well-defined purposes. These may include trust funds, special funds, framework arrangements, risk-sharing mechanisms, or knowledge sharing that financing partners agree upon for a defined program of activities.

ADB Ventures Financing Partnership Facility

Clean Energy Financing Partnership Facility

Community Resilience Financing Partnership Facility

  • Community Resilience Partnership Program (Multi-Partner Trust Fund)

Health Financing Partnership Facility

Regional Cooperation and Integration Financing Partnership Facility

Urban Financing Partnership Facility

Water Financing Partnership Facility

Other funds include

  1. funds administered by ADB that are earmarked for a specific program, activity, or output identified by partners; and
  2. funds which ADB contributes to but are administered by other multilateral banks.
Name Sub-type Fund Contributors Year Established
ASEAN Catalytic Green Finance Facility Other Fund Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam 2019
ASEAN Infrastructure Fund Other Fund Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam 2011
Credit Guarantee and Investment Facility Trust Fund ADB, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, People's Republic of China, Indonesia, Japan, Republic of Korea, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Viet Nam 2010
Future Carbon Fund Trust Fund Belgium, Finland, Republic of Korea, Sweden, 2 private sector partners 2009
Pakistan Economic Corridors Programme Other Fund United Kingdom 2015
Public-Private Infrastructure Advisory Facility Other Fund World Bank (Trustee) 1999

Global funds are funding initiatives managed by other multilateral banks. These can be accessed by multiple agencies, including ADB. ADB helps its developing member countries gain access to global funds for which World Bank serves as the Trustee.

Name Sub-type Trustee Year Established
Climate Investment Funds Global Fund World Bank 2008
Global Agriculture and Food Security Program Global Fund World Bank 2010
Global Environment Facility Global Fund World Bank 1991
Global Partnership for Education Fund Global Fund World Bank 2002
Green Climate Fund Global Fund World Bank 2010