ADB placed its regular assistance to Afghanistan on hold effective 15 August 2021. In 2022, ADB, through a special financing arrangement with the United Nations, provided basic human needs support to ensure food security and to sustain the delivery of essential health and education services for the Afghan people.
ADB has placed its regular assistance to Afghanistan on hold effective 15 August 2021, but in 2022 supported the economic and social development of the Afghan people through a special arrangement with the United Nations to address basic human needs.
The Asian Development Bank has approved $405 million in grants to support food security and help sustain the delivery of essential health and education services for the Afghan people.
The Asian Development Bank remains concerned about the welfare of the Afghan people and the country’s economic and social development.
The fragile and conflict-situations and small island developing states approach presents ADB's new way of doing business in its most vulnerable members, which are at further risk because of the COVID-19 crisis.
Afghanistan is a founding member of ADB. With its in-depth experience in delivering projects for fragile and conflict-affected situations, ADB has supported Afghanistan’s development priorities focusing on agriculture, natural resources, and rural development; energy; and transport sectors along with capacity building, institutional development, and sector reforms.