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From Project Prioritization to Linking to Finance

Naga, Philippines

In 2012, CDIA supported the city of Naga through the conduct of two Pre-Feasibility Studies (PFS) for the integrated Naga River Revitalization Project (iNRRP).

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Where we work

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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WHY CDIA?

WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT CDIA

“CDIA’s contribution to project definition in Asian cities is outstanding compared to the limited resources and engagement time with cities. CDIA is in the right place, at the right time.”
- Pablo Vaggione & Stefan Bauer-Wolf: CDIA Midterm Review, 2014

“CDIA provides assistance to mid-sized Asian cities to bridge the gap between their development plans and implementation. More than US$5 billion in large-scale urban infrastructure investments are under development due to CDIA’s catalytic input, delivered at a cost of around 0.25% of the investments under preparation.”
- Calderon/Stern Report: Better Growth, Better Climate, 2014

“Local governments [...] often lack the capacity to present their proposals to financial institutions in a format that meets their requirements … But [CDIA’s] Pre-Feasibility Studies covering almost 80 projects have been concluded and out of these more than 60% have already been linked to finance or further stages of implementation with a value of more than US$5 billion.”
- Hans Joachim Fuchtel, Parliamentary State Secretary to Germany’s Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2015

“CDIA is the only example found of a PPF that focuses on activities prior to the feasibility study stage of project preparation.”
- The Adam Smith International Report for G20: Assessment of the Effectiveness of Project Preparation Facilities in Asia, 2014

“An important and very efficient experience.”
- The World Economic Forum Report: Accelerating Infrastructure Delivery New Evidence from International Financial Institutions, 2014

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Funded By

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

Implemented By

  • ADB
  • GIZ
  • KFW