Project profile — Asian Development Bank - 10th Replenishment of the Asian Development Fund 2015-2016


Asian Development Bank (46004)
2013-05-24 - 2015-03-31
Global Affairs Canada
MFM Global Issues & Dev.Branch

Country / region 

• Asia, regional (100.00%)


• Education facilities and training:
Education facilities and training (11120) (1.00%)
Teacher training (11130) (3.00%)
• Basic Education: Primary education (11220) (4.00%)
• Basic Health: Basic health care (12220) (5.00%)
• Road transport:
Road transport (21020) (20.00%)
Rail transport (21030) (3.00%)
Water transport (21040) (12.00%)
• Banking And Financial Services: Formal sector financial intermediaries (24030) (3.00%)
• Agricultural development:
Agricultural development (31120) (3.00%)
Agricultural education/training (31181) (2.00%)
• Industry: Energy manufacturing (32167) (8.00%)
• Other Multisector: Rural development (43040) (19.00%)
• Unallocated/ Unspecified: Sectors not specified (99810) (17.00%)

Policy marker 

• Gender equality (significant objective)
• Environmental sustainability (cross-cutting) (significant objective)
• Participatory development and good governance (significant objective)
• Trade development (significant objective)
• Biodiversity (not targeted)
• Climate change mitigation (significant objective)
• Climate Change Adaptation (significant objective)
• Urban issues (significant objective)
• Desertification (not targeted)
• Children's issues (not targeted)
• Youth Issues (not targeted)
• Indigenous Issues (not targeted)
• Disability (not targeted)
• ICT as a tool for development (significant objective)


This contribution represents Canada's institutional support to the tenth replenishment of the Asian Development Fund, of the Asian Development Bank. Established in 1973, the Asian Development Fund provides low interest loans and grants to the poorest countries in the Asia-Pacific region. These funds are used to: improve infrastructure, such as building or upgrading roads and providing better water and electricity supply to more households; support policy development and reform on public sector management, laws and regulations; improve people’s access to quality health and primary and secondary education; support environmentally sustainable investments in local economies; and promote good governance and build capacity to better manage development and regional cooperation. Please note that "2015-2016" refers to calendar years 2015 and 2016 (two annual disbursements) Canada is the 7th largest shareholder of the Asian Development Bank (as of December 2012) and is the 6th largest contributor overall to the Asian Development Fund. The total value of Canada’s contribution to the Tenth replenishment of the Asian Development Fund is $190.7 million.

Expected results 

The expected intermediate outcomes for this project include: (i) An overall reduction in poverty in the Bank’s developing member countries, with improved quality and access of education; strengthened public sector management; new households connected to electricity; additional roads built and/or upgraded; and, additional; households with new or improved water supply; and, (ii) increased regional cooperation and integration in the Asia-Pacific region.

Results achieved 

Results achieved from 2013 to 2016 (last year of this 4-year replenishment) include: (1) supporting programs to improve schools including building or upgrading classrooms and training over 1,336,000 teachers (of which 538,000 were female), benefiting approximately 23 million students (including over 11.5 million of girls); (2) connecting almost 125,000 new households to electricity; (3) installing or upgrading 650 km of energy transmission lines; (4) building or upgrading 7,000 km of national highways and provincial, district and rural roads; (5) installing or upgrading 7,340 km of water supply pipe and providing over 418,000 households with new or improved water supply and 120,000 households with new or improved sanitation services; (6) improving more than 505,000 hectares of land through irrigation services, drainage and/or flood management; (7) opening 5.7 million microfinance accounts and 16,900 small and medium sized enterprise loan accounts; and (8) facilitating 11,618,000 tons of cross-border cargo volume. The completion rate of sovereign operations producing the expected gender results increased from 55% to 74% during this period.

Budget and spending 

Original budget $0
Planned disbursement $0
Country percentages by sector
Type of finance Encashment basis
Collaboration type Multilateral
Type of aid Core contributions to multilateral institutions
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