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.
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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.
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.

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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