Financing Partnership Facility

The urban operations of ADB benefits from the support of notable trust funds, which are collectively referred to as the Urban Financing Partnership Facility. Under this umbrella, strategic, long-term, multi-partner investments on innovative urban solutions are implemented. These investments help to achieve the vision of livable cities.


The initiative provides assistance to medium-sized Asian cities to bridge the gap between their development plans and the implementation of their infrastructure investments. Learn more.


The fund aims to support identification, testing, and pilot implementation of innovative sanitation solutions – new policies, business models, and technologies – to increase support for non-networked (non-sewered) sanitation and septage management in ADB’s developing member countries. Learn more.


The aim is to help medium-sized, fast-growing cities better plan and design infrastructure using urban resilience principles. Learn more.


The Urban Environmental Infrastructure Fund (UEIF) aims to support the implementation of Strategy 2020 through the provision of grants for technical assistance focused on providing pro-poor and environmental benefits. Learn more.

The Water Operators Partnerships (WOPs) initiative is a water utility twinning program designed to promote knowledge sharing and build the capacity of water utilities. Learn more.

ADB's Vision of Livable Cities

ADB’s vision is to transform the archetypical chaotic, polluted, inequitable cities of Asia and the Pacific into a competitive, equitable, environmentally sustainable, and climate resilient urban centers—in short, livable cities. This will require a new approach to city development, including how ADB supports that development.

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