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 fund is a single-donor trust fund established on April 2019, under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility. The fund adopts an operational focus on building livable cities that are green, competitive, inclusive, and resilient, consistent with ADB’s Strategy 2030 and the ASEAN’s Sustainable Urbanization Strategy which aims to promote high quality of life, competitive economies, and sustainable environments. Learn more.
The Cities Development Initiative for Asia (CDIA) is an international partnership initiative established in 2007 by ADB and the Government of Germany, with additional core funding support from the governments of Austria, Sweden, Switzerland, and the Shanghai Municipal Government, People’s Republic of China. 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.
On 25 July 2013, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation signed a channel financing agreement with ADB to contribute $15 million through a Sanitation Financing Partnership Trust Fund under the trust fund component of the Water Financing Partnership Facility. Learn more.
The Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund (UCCRTF) was established in December 2013 to support ADB's response to the huge unmet needs of the region for both basic and economic infrastructure, a core business area of operations under Strategy 2020. Learn more | Read the Implementation Guidelines.
The Urban Environmental Infrastructure Fund (UEIF) was established in December 2009 under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility. It 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 | Read the Implementation Guidelines.
The Water Operators Partnerships (WOPs) initiative is a water utility twinning program designed to promote knowledge sharing and build the capacity of water utilities. The program brings together an experienced, efficient utility (known as the mentor) and a utility needing help to improve its services (known as the recipient). Learn more.

Urban solutions pathways

ADB's Vision of Livable Cities

Cities contribute to national economic growth, but they can be polluted and overcrowded. Asia’s rapidly developing cities face inadequate basic services, environmental degradation, and increasing poverty. “Livable Cities” is ADB’s vision and approach to urban development. ADB works to support the transformation of developing cities in Asia and the Pacific into safe, sustainable urban centers.

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