Apply for Support

Cities are invited to apply for CDIA support any time! Our application process is simple, straightforward and with minimum red tape, thereby ensuring fast approval process and project kickoff within four months.

Who are eligible to apply?

Secondary cities from all ADB developing member countries in Asia and the Pacific are eligible to apply for CDIA support.

ADB classifies the following countries as its developing members:
Afghanistan; Armenia; Azerbaijan; Bangladesh; Bhutan; Brunei Darussalam; Cambodia; Cook Islands; Federated States of Micronesia; Georgia; India; Indonesia; Fiji; Hong Kong, China; Kazakhstan; Kiribati; Kyrgyz Republic; Lao People’s Democratic Republic; Malaysia; Maldives; Marshall Islands; Mongolia; Myanmar; Nauru; Nepal; Niue; Pakistan; Palau; Papua New Guinea; People’s Republic of China; Philippines; Republic of Korea; Samoa; Singapore; Solomon Islands; Sri Lanka; Taipei, China; Tajikistan; Thailand; Timor-Leste; Tonga; Turkmenistan; Tuvalu; Uzbekistan; Vanuatu; Viet Nam.

How to qualify for CDIA support?

For cities to qualify for CDIA support, they must have:

  • An integrated urban development plan in place.
  • A demonstrable intent to contribute to at least two of the following: poverty reduction, environmental improvement, climate change adaptation and mitigation and good governance.
  • Commitment to provide their own in-kind contributions to the project.
  • Endorsement letter from the central/state level confirming in-principle support and ensure that the proposed investments are in line with national or state priorities.
  • Endorsement letter from the downstream funding agency, if applicable.

What kinds of activities are eligible for CDIA support?

CDIA can provide a range of international and domestic expertise to support any project preparation study required by CDIA. Examples of these studies include, but are not limited to: pre-feasibility studies, feasibility studies, due diligence reports, project preparation technical assistance, etc.

How to apply for CDIA support?

Cities may submit their application and endorsement letters through cdia_info@cdia.asia. Templates are available below:

CDIA Application Form >
Sample Application Letter >
Sample Endorsement Letter >

How long does the application process take?

Application to CDIA is simple and straightforward, and takes only about a month to process. Expert teams
can be mobilized to start working in the cities in four months’ time.

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