Funding and Implementation

FUNDING MEMBERS. These agencies and organizations have made significant financial and other contributions to the establishment and operation of the CDIA programme and comprise the voting membership of the Program Review Committee. Collectively they provide policy guidance to the CDIA on how it should fulfill its long-term aim of contributing to the promotion of sustainable and pro-poor urban development, leading to improved environmental and living conditions for all in medium sized Asian cities.



Since its founding in 1966, ADB has been driven by an inspiration and dedication to improving people’s lives in Asia and the Pacific. By targeting investments wisely, in partnership with developing member countries and other stakeholders, ADB can alleviate poverty and help create a world in which everyone can share in the benefit of sustained and inclusive growth.

German Cooperation

The new unified logo for Germany’s development cooperation projects abroad is “German Cooperation”. This means that a project is funded by the Federal Republic of Germany. Both Germany’s official development cooperation and the work done by German development NGOs have an excellent worldwide reputation. All over the world “Made in Germany” is a synonym for quality – and that goes also for German development projects abroad. The new logo is intended to show how extensive and multi-faceted the German Government’s activities are not only in development cooperation but also in the areas of humanitarian aid, crisis prevention and conflict management, democracy-building and others.

European Commission

The European Union supports CDIA through the European Commission. The Commission is EU’s politically independent executive arm and promotes its general interest.

The European Commission has four main roles:

  1. Proposes laws for adoption by the Parliament and the Council;
  2. Manages EU policies and allocates EU funding;
  3. Enforces European law (jointly with the Court of Justice);
  4. Represents the EU internationally, for example by negotiating agreements between the EU and other countries.

Like the Parliament and Council, the European Commission was set up in the 1950s under the EU’s founding treaties.


The Federal Ministry of Finance is Austria’s highest financial authority. The Ministry’s responsibilities stretch from budgetary planning and surveillance, and taxation. It is also responsible for the representation of the Government of Austria in international financial institutions and bilateral cooperation.

Department for International Development

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the United Kingdom’s work to end extreme poverty. It tackles global challenges including poverty and disease, mass migration, insecurity and conflict. It works with countries across Africa, Asia and the Middle East, many of which are fragile or at risk from fragile neighbours. In addition, DFID also gives UK Aid through multi-country global programmes and core contribution to multilaterals.

It aims to build a safer, healthier, and more prosperous world for people in developing countries and in the UK.


Through its economic cooperation with middle income developing countries and with former eastern-bloc and Central Asian states, SECO seeks to ease its partner countries’ integration into the world economy and promote economic growth that is socially responsible as well as environmentally and climate-friendly. SECO focuses on certain selected topics and on the more advanced developing and transition countries facing specific development-policy challenges and in which SECO’s measures are particularly effective. In doing so, SECO can fall back on a wealth of expertise in economic and trade policy within the office and the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research (EAER).

The Rockefeller Foundation

For more than 100 years, The Rockefeller Foundation has brought people together around the globe to try to solve the world’s most challenging problems and promote the well-being of humanity. Today, in a world capable of so much, it is unacceptable that there are still so many with so little. That’s why the Rockefeller Foundation fights to secure the fundamentals of human well-being—health, food, energy, jobs—so they’re within reach for everyone, everywhere in the world. Its approach is grounded in what they’ve seen work over more than a century: It’s inspired by science, rigorous about data, brings together and empowers others, and is focused on real results that improve people’s lives.

Swedish Regional Development Cooperation

The Government of Sweden supports CDIA through the Development Cooperation Section of the Embassy of Sweden in Bangkok. The Swedish Regional Development Cooperation in Asia with focus on Southeast Asia is handled from Bangkok since 2011. Currently, the regional collaboration is guided through the “Strategy for Regional Development Cooperation in Asia focusing on Southeast Asia September 2011- June 2015”. The geographical focus of the regional Asia collaboration is Southeast Asia, while the thematic focus involves environment and climate, energy, urban planning, democracy and human rights. The goal is to contribute to improved conditions for women and men in poverty, to improve their standard of livings as well as contributing to a fair and global development.

United States Agency for International Development

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) leads international development and humanitarian efforts to save lives, reduce poverty, strengthen democratic governance, and help people progress beyond assistance. It works in over 100 countries to: promote global health, support global stability, provide humanitarian assistance, catalyze innovation and partnership, and empower women and girls.



Since its founding in 1966, ADB has been driven by an inspiration and dedication to improving people’s lives in Asia and the Pacific. By targeting investments wisely, in partnership with developing member countries and other stakeholders, ADB can alleviate poverty and help create a world in which everyone can share in the benefit of sustained and inclusive growth.


The services delivered by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH draw on a wealth of regional and technical expertise and tried and tested management know-how. As a federal enterprise, GIZ supports the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. It is also engaged in international education work around the globe.


Agence Française de Développement is France’s inclusive public development bank. It provides financing and technical assistance to projects that genuinely improve everyday life, both in developing and emerging countries and in the French overseas provinces.

In keeping with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, AFD works in many sectors — energy, healthcare, biodiversity, water, digital technology, professional training, among others — to assist with transitions towards a safer, more equitable, and more sustainable world : a world in common.

Through a network of 85 field offices, it currently finances,monitors, and assists more than 2,500 development projects in 108 countries.

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