Investing in Asia’s Urban Future

We work with medium-sized Asian cities and other partners in shaping an inclusive, livable and sustainable future for Asia.

We help bridge infrastructure–financing gap.

We help identify and develop infrastructure investment projects and link them with potential financiers

We use a demand-driven approach.

We provide solutions that are responsive to the development needs of each city we work with.

We strive for impact and sustainability.

By providing infrastructure project preparation and capacity development support, we hope to create positive and lasting contribution to poverty alleviation, environmental improvement, climate change adaptation or mitigation, and governance.


26 September 2017

Enhanced Solid Waste Management Practices Create Positive Impact on Community Health in Battambang City

Solid waste is a major environmental pollution and is responsible for spreading harmful and infectious diseases. To tackle the municipality’s ...

23 September 2017

Capacity Development Assistance Taken to New Heights in Kaili City

Capacity development has always been an integral part of CDIA’s project preparation assistance to Asian cities. But in Kaili City, ...

23 September 2017

CDIA Calls for Immediate Rehabilitation of the Tbilisi Metro System

Through its pre-feasibility study (PFS) in Tbilisi, Georgia, CDIA put forward the need to rehabilitate the city’s metro system – ...

22 September 2017

New Environmental and Resilience Specialist Joins CDIA

Ms. Susan Rachel Jose joined CDIA on 18 September 2017 as its new Environmental and Resilience Specialist. She is an engineering and economics graduate ...

19 September 2017

Transjogja Bus Provides Smart and Gender-Responsive Public Transport

Getting around the 636,660-resident city of Yogyakarta has never been this easy, secure, fast and cheap. This is what the ...

18 September 2017

CDIA Speaks at the High-Level International Forum on Sustainable Urban Development

CDIA recently participated in the first High-level International Forum on Sustainable Development held in Chengdu, Sichuan Province of China. The ...

27 August 2017

Ms. Eva Ringhof Assigned as New CDIA-GIZ Program Coordinator

CDIA is pleased to announce that Ms. Eva Ringhof has been appointed as the new Program Coordinator starting September 2017. ...

26 August 2017

Better Health Eyed from Improved Road and Transport Infrastructure in Khulna City

More than 200,000 urban poor in Khulna City, Bangladesh are living under better health conditions and are now more resilient ...

25 August 2017

Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Approves the $128 Million Investment Plan Proposed by CDIA

At a meeting held on August 02, 2017 chaired by the Honorable Chief Minister of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Region, ...

25 August 2017

CDIA Shares Experience on Capacity Development During GIZ’s Urban Cluster Webinar

Every few months, the Transformation – Urban Opportunities – Climate Change (“TUrbOCliC”) Working Group of GIZ is conducting a webinar ...

25 August 2017

ADB Adopts CDIA Study for Its Preparatory Work in Improving Jinan’s Urban Mobility

In December 2016, CDIA concluded its project preparation study (PPS) for Jinan City in People's Republic of China, which recommended ...

18 August 2017

CDIA Supports Stakeholder Consultation Workshop for Local PPP Projects in the Philippines

On August 1, 2017, the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) Center of the Philippines and the League of Cities of the Philippines ...









PFS components


PFS components linked
to finance


US$ Billion
Expected infrastructure investment value

CDIA has worked with 125 cities in 17 countries in Asia, having completed 52 Prioritization exercises and 67 Pre-feasibility studies for 109 project components. More than 50% of these Pre-feasibility Studies have been linked to about USD 6.4 Billion in financing from different resources.

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Funded By

  • ADB
  • German Cooperation
  • Swedish Regional Development Cooperation
  • BMF
  • SMG
  • SECO

Implemented By

  • ADB
  • GIZ
  • KFW