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 aims to contribute to the promotion of sustainable and equitable urban development, leading to improved environmental and living conditions for all in Asia Pacific cities. To achieve this, CDIA bridges the gap between the city’s development plans and the implementation of their priority infrastructure projects.
CDIA hopes to improve urban infrastructure and services management by:
Guided by our Strategy (2018-2022), CDIA will seek to improve its responsiveness to the needs of cities as well as financing agencies; as well as stimulating innovation, so that the prepared projects can serve as best practices for other cities in the region. Specifically, it shall pursue the following:
111 cities in 20 Developing Member Countries provided with Project Preparation Study (PPS) Support
94 PPSs and 172 projects completed in 99 cities
77 PPSs and 153 projects in 87 cities linked to
USD 11.2 Billion downstream finance