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.
For cities to qualify for CDIA support, they must have:
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.
Cities may submit their application and endorsement letters through firstname.lastname@example.org. Templates are available below:
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.
Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) is a multi-donor trust fund managed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). As a project preparation facility, we help secondary cities in Asia and the Pacific prepare bankable and sustainable infrastructure investments.
CDIA is implemented by ADB and Agence Française de Développement (AFD); and receives funding support from Austria, European Union, France, Germany, Republic of Korea, Rockefeller Foundation, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund.