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Asian Development Bank

Grants for pilot and demonstration activities in water resources

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. ADB provided small-scale grant of US$50 thousand for trying out innovative local solutions to Asia’s water challenges.

About the program

APPLICATION: Unfortunately, the grant application is no longer available.

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.