Asian Development Bank
Principal Office: International
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) defines its mission as helping its developing country member countries to reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
The Bank operates across all development sectors and themes — including agriculture, energy, climate change, water resources, and several others.
Grant Programs for Agriculture, Energy, Environment, Natural Resources
Water Pilot and Demonstration Activities. The ADB makes small grants for pilot and demonstration activities (PDAs) to test and validate approaches, methodologies, and strategies to improve water resources management, water services delivery, and reforms in water policy.
Eligibility for PDAs extends to government agencies and local governments; international and national NGOs; academic and research institutions; and ADB’s staff in regional departments.
PDAs are implemented in less than one year, and for funding of less than US$50 thousand.
Geographical Distribution of Grant Activities in Developing Countries
The following are the developing member countries of ADB which are classified as developing countries in the geographical framework of the Terra Viva Grants Directory:
Southeast Asia and Pacific Islands: Cambodia, Fiji, Indonesia, Kiribati, Laos, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Myanmar, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Vietnam
East Asia: China, Mongolia
South Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka
Eurasia and Central Asia: Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
ADB has a NGO and Civil Society Center to provide information about funding, publications, conferences, and other information.
ADB administers financing partnership facilities, trust funds, and other funds. However, only some of them are accessible for applications.
The Asian Development Bank/Japan Scholarship Program offers about 150 postgraduate scholarships a year.
Countries includes profiles and contact information for ADB’s country and regional offices. Because most projects are anchored in one or more of the Bank’s developing member countries, grant seekers need to understand ADB’s activities at country and sub-regional levels.
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