A brief Look on Program Management office, Ministry of Public Works



The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.

Afghanistan is one of the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) founding member countries. From 1966 to 1992, ADB provided Afghanistan with nearly $100 million in loans and technical assistance. ADB operations in the country were suspended in 1992 due to civil conflict, and did not resume until 2002. Between 2002 and end-2008, ADB provided Afghanistan with about $1.8 billion in ADF loans, ADF grants, technical assistance, donor-funded cofinancing and grant investment projects, and private sector investments. At the June 2008 Paris International Conference in Support of Afghanistan, ADB pledged $1.3 billion in support over the 2008-2013 period. In terms of overall donor pledges from 2002 – 2011, ADB ranks as Afghanistan’s fourth largest donor after the United States, the United Kingdom and the World Bank.

ADB’s assistance to Afghanistan has focused on the (i) energy, (ii) transport and communications, and (iii) agriculture and natural resource management sectors with some additional support to (iv) governance and finance-related activities.

ADB has approved some $415 million for the rehabilitation of major por