Promoting sustainable and equitable urban development.
CDIA is a regional initiative that works closely with medium-sized cities in Asia and the Pacific to address gaps in infrastructure development and financing. It uses a demand-driven approach to support infrastructure projects that emphasize poverty reduction, environmental improvement, climate change mitigation or adaptation, and good governance.
CDIA is an Asian Development Bank (ADB)-managed Trust Fund, and currently implemented by both ADB and Agence Française de Développement (AfD). It receives funding support from the governments of Austria, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the United States of America, as well as the European Union and The Rockefeller Foundation. It was established in 2007 by the ADB and the German government with the intent of improving the lives of 1.6 billion people in Asia and the Pacific.
CDIA aims to contribute to the promotion of sustainable and equitable urban development, leading to improved environmental and living conditions for all in Asia Pacific cities. To achieve this, CDIA bridges the gap between the city’s development plans and the implementation of their priority infrastructure projects.
CDIA hopes to improve urban infrastructure and services management in cities by:
Guided by our Strategy (2018-2022), CDIA will seek to improve its responsiveness to the needs of cities as well as financing agencies; as well as stimulating innovation, so that the prepared projects can serve as best practices for other cities in the region. Specifically, it shall pursue the following: