What is CDIA

Promoting sustainable and equitable urban development.

CDIA is a multi-donor trust fund managed by the Asian Development Bank (ADB). It works closely with secondary cities in Asia and the Pacific to address gaps in infrastructure development and financing. It uses a demand-driven approach to support infrastructure projects that emphasize poverty reduction, environmental improvement, climate change mitigation or adaptation, and good governance. To facilitate these initiatives at the city level, CDIA provides a range of international and domestic expertise that can include, among others, support for project preparation studies for high priority infrastructure investment projects.​

​CDIA is implemented by ADB 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.​

CDIA City Interventions  (As of October 2020)

113 cities in 21 Developing Member Countries provided with Project Preparation Study (PPS) Support

97 PPSs and 181 projects completed in 102 cities

78 PPSs and 155 projects in 88 cities linked to

USD 11.2 Billion downstream finance

More details here: Progress Update as of October 2020


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