CDIA’s long-term objective is to contribute to the improvement of living conditions and the environment in secondary cities in Asia and the Pacific, particularly for the urban poor.
In line with this objective and in recognition of the development priorities of our funders, CDIA prioritizes interventions that promote at least two of the following development impact areas:
CDIA also acknowledges the pivotal role of cities in advancing sustainable development. Hence, it endeavors to link to downstream financing urban infrastructure investments that make positive contributions to reaching the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Considering that CDIA’s work is focused on cities, all our project preparation studies are expected to contribute to achieving SDG 11, which aims to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable,” and the attainment of one or more SDG 11 sub-goals and other SDGs. See our achievements.
CDIA’s work is mainly focused on traditional urban infrastructure sectors like water supply, drainage, sanitation and mobility. However, to address needs and critical developments, CDIA is open to supporting projects in the energy, education, healthcare and heritage conservation sectors. We work across various sectors, including:
We work closely with cities to provide:
We help cities find the most efficient and sustainable way to implement their development plans. We consider many factors, including:
Cities may apply at any time for CDIA support. For the full eligibility criteria and application details, click here.
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 the governments of Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland and the European Union.