Secondary cities from all ADB developing member countries in Asia and the Pacific are eligible to apply for CDIA support.
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 email@example.com. Templates are available below:
CDIA Application Form >
Sample Application Letter >
Sample Endorsement Letter >
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 receives funding support from Austria, European Union, France, Germany, Republic of Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund.