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ADB assistance to Afghanistan is closely aligned with the country’s National Peace and Development Framework, self-reliance and reform agendas, and national priority programs.

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Afghanistan Infrastructure Trust Fund (AITF)

The AITF is a cofinancing mechanism that provides an opportunity for bilateral, multilateral, and other contributors to partner with ADB to finance vital infrastructure in the country. If you are committed to the people of Afghanistan and their future, we are your partner of choice. Visit the AITF site

  • Asian Development Bank and Afghanistan: Fact Sheet
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    Asian Development Bank and Afghanistan: Fact Sheet

    ADB’s work in Afghanistan will expand access to economic opportunities, build stronger institutions and human capital, and increase environmental sustainability and resilience.

Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations (FCAS)

ADB's Strategy 2030 recognizes the distinct development challenges of FCAS, and promotes a differentiated approach to these groups of developing member countries. Under Strategy 2030, ADB will prioritize its support by providing long-term financing and capacity-development assistance to help build resilience and address causes of fragility or conflict. The differentiated approach under ADB’s Strategy 2030 builds on ADB’s long-standing support for development in FCAS, which emphasizes the importance of understanding the local context, making a long-term commitment to development, ensuring country ownership, and being flexible in responding to challenges.

For ADB's operations during 2019, Afghanistan is classified by ADB as FCAS due to the country being affected by conflict.

Economic Forecast

GDP forecasts are based on ADB's flagship publication, the Asian Development Outlook. Updated four times a year, it analyzes economic and development issues in developing countries in Asia and the Pacific.

Poverty in Afghanistan

Development indicators for Afghanistan, including a selection of economic, environmental, and social indicators used globally to track progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals.

Results of ADB-Supported Operations, 2010-2018

Results achieved are aggregate amounts of outputs and outcomes from operations reported in project completion reports and extended annual review reports circulated for the year.

Projects Cofinanced

Cofinancing operations enable ADB’s financing partners, governments or their agencies, multilateral financing institutions, and commercial organizations to participate in financing ADB projects. Additional funds are provided in the form of official loans and grants, technical assistance, other concessional financing, and commercial cofinancing such as B loans, risk transfer arrangements, parallel loans and equity, guarantee cofinancing, and cofinancing for transactions under ADB’s Trade Finance Program.

Project Performance, 2000-2018

ADB Projects in Afghanistan

Project Results


30 Sep 2020 | 聚力体育直播 Release

ADB Approves $110 Million Grant to Enhance Power Supply in Afghanistan

The Asian Development Bank today approved a $110 million grant to boost power supply and strengthen Afghanistan’s energy sector by improving its sustainability and promoting cross-border trade in energy.? ?

15 Sep 2020 | 聚力体育直播 from Country Offices

Afghanistan's GDP to Contract in 2020 Due to COVID-19; Small Recovery Projected for 2021

Economic growth in Afghanistan is projected to decline sharply in 2020, as a result of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and continued security and political challenges, says a new report published by ADB.

02 Sep 2020 | 聚力体育直播 from Country Offices

Afghanistan Signs Agreements to Construct Hospitals, Procure Medical Supplies Financed by ADB

Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani today witnessed the signing of three agreements totaling $23.95 million financed by ADB?to construct hospitals and procure essential medical supplies to support Afghanistan’s national...

09 Jul 2020 | 聚力体育直播 Release

ADB, Education Above All Foundation Agree to Work Together for Quality Primary Education for Out-of-School Children

ADB?and the Qatar-based Education Above All?Foundation have signed an agreement to carry out $100 million in joint projects to put out-of-school and at-risk children into quality primary education.


Afghanistan Resident Mission (AFRM) - Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Asian Development Bank, P.O. Box 3070, Kabul, Afghanistan

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