Funding and Implementation

CDIA is implemented by Asian Development Bank and Agence Française de Développement(AFD). It receives funding support from Austria, France, Germany, Switzerland and the European Union.

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.​




The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is committed to achieving a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, while sustaining its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty. It assists its members and partners by providing loans, technical assistance, grants, and equity investments to promote social and economic development.


Agence Française de Développement is France’s inclusive public development bank. It provides financing and technical assistance to projects that genuinely improve everyday life, both in developing and emerging countries and in the French overseas provinces.

In keeping with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, AFD works in many sectors — energy, healthcare, biodiversity, water, digital technology, professional training, among others — to assist with transitions towards a safer, more equitable, and more sustainable world : a world in common.

Through a network of 85 field offices, it currently finances, monitors, and assists more than 2,500 development projects in 108 countries.

European Union

The European Union manages the Asia Investment Facility in the framework of its international cooperation and development policies. It’s main purpose is to promote additional investments and key infrastructure with a priority focus on projects relevant to the climate change objective and “green” investments in the areas of environment and energy, as well as small and medium enterprises, and social infrastructure.


The Federal Ministry of Finance is Austria’s highest financial authority. The Ministry’s responsibilities range from budgetary planning and surveillance, to taxation. It is also responsible for the representation of the Government of Austria in international financial institutions and bilateral cooperation.

German Cooperation

The “German Cooperation” logo signifies the support of the Federal Republic of Germany. The German government has an extensive and multi-faceted activities all over the world not only in development cooperation but also in the areas of humanitarian aid, crisis prevention and conflict management, democracy-building, and others.

State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

SECO is the Swiss federal government’s centre of excellence for all core issues relating to economic and labour market policy. It is their aim to contribute to sustained economic growth, high employment and fair working conditions, by creating the necessary regulatory, economic and foreign policy framework.


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