North American Representative Office (NARO)

Enhancing ADB’s presence in Canada and the United States from Washington, DC

In the Spotlight

 

NARO's Role

NARO acts as a liaison between ADB’s Headquarters in Manila and policymakers and major stakeholders in the United States and Canada. Based in Washington, DC, NARO works to:

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Raise public awareness in the United States and Canada about ADB and the Asia-Pacific region.

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Mobilize resources and support from the public and private sectors in North America for ADB operations.

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Share development knowledge and experience and strengthen collaboration with other multilateral institutions based in North America.

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ADB and Canada

Canada has contributed $7.39 billion in capital subscription to ADB as of 31 December 2022. It has also contributed and committed $2.21 billion to ADB’s Special Funds since becoming a member.

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ADB and the United States

The United States has contributed $22.05 billion in capital subscription to ADB as of 31 December 2022. It has also contributed and committed $4.85 billion to Special Funds since becoming a member.

Name Fund Contributors Year Established
Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund ANA Trust Fund, Germany, Japan, United Kingdom, United States 2010
Asia Pacific Project Preparation Facility Australia, Canada, Japan 2014
Asian Development Fund ADB Member Countries 1973
Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in Asia Canada 2013
Canadian Climate Fund for the Private Sector in Asia II Canada 2017
Cooperation Fund for Regional Trade and Financial Security Initiative Australia, Japan, United States 2004
Gender and Development Cooperation Fund Australia, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Norway 2003
Regional Malaria and Other Communicable Disease Threats Trust Fund Australia, Canada, United Kingdom 2013
Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund Rockefeller Foundation, Switzerland, United Kingdom, United States 2013
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video | 13 July 2021

How Cofinancing Spurs Private Investments in Climate Solutions and Gender Equity across Asia and the Pacific

The Government of Canada is a key partner in ADB’s efforts to establish an enabling environment for private sector climate financing in Asia and the Pacific. 

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video | 10 August 2021

Power and Empower: Improving Lombok Women’s Lives by Investing in Clean Energy

Solar power projects in Lombok Island, Indonesia have opened opportunities for women through jobs and training.

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result | 24 April 2020

Five Years After the Nepal Earthquake – Building Back Better Schools for a Safer Future

ADB's Earthquake Emergency Assistance Project in Nepal, jointly financed by ADB, US Agency for International Development (USAID), and the Government of Nepal, financed the rebuilding of quality schools to withstand future disasters.

 

Contacts

Staff

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Samuel Tumiwa

Representative

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Alain Borghijs

Deputy Representative

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Natasha Mooney

Senior External Relations Officer

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Pia Tenchavez

Associate Administration and Communications Coordinator

North American Representative Office (NARO)

900 19th Street NW, Suite 700, Washington DC 20006

Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Monday to Friday)

The North American Representative Office is closed on these dates:

Last updated: 3 November 2023