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Why was ADFD established?

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) was established to support the government’s efforts in financing vital sectors within developing countries to ensure socio-economic wellbeing. ADFD places a particularly strong emphasis on infrastructure, as it underpins all successful economies.

How many countries ADFD is planning to finance in the next five years?

ADFD is planning to increase the number of beneficiary countries to 90 in the next five years. Working closely with concerned parties and local entities in various targeted countries will allow for a rapid increase in the number of beneficiary countries that need aid.

Why is ADFD focusing on financing developments abroad rather than the UAE?

In an effort to aid developing nations, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) was established as the global development arm of the UAE.  It supports and fosters socio-economic growth for the developing world. Furthermore, as of 2013 the Fund amended its strategy to commence investing within the UAE as well as maintaining its commitment to assist abroad.

How is ADFD different from other financial entities such as banks which provide similar services?

ADFD is a non-profit entity that aims to create better living conditions within developing countries, throughout supporting programs that help them prosper and contribute within the global economy. In this regard, the Fund provides soft loans that are closer to grants according to the highest international standards; low-interest fees are solicited to cover the administrative charges of the Fund's activities.

What sector does ADFD mainly target, public or private?

The Fund targets the public sector projects, which are guaranteed by the beneficiary government concerned. It works with government institutions in the countries concerned and considers their needs for development initiatives and projects across regions.

How does ADFD operate with regards to projects?

ADFD follows a strict series of steps and procedures regarding projects, to guarantee cohesiveness, fairness and professionalism. For a detailed review please visit our Funding Process page.

What are the geographic areas of focus for ADFD?

ADFD launches and manages development initiatives in all developing countries that suffer from challenges in the field of social and economic development. The fund also aims to contribute to poverty reduction and energizing the process of sustainable development in a balanced manner around the world. ADFD has implemented and is currently financing projects in the Middle East and North, Eastern and Central Africa, as well as South, Central and Northern Asia.

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Abu Dhabi Fund For Development “ADFD” is the lawful owner to, the “Website”. By using and accessing to the Website, we accept and agree to the following terms and conditions:

1-No Indemnities and no Warranties

The ADFD hereby disclaims any warranty, liability, express or implicit connected to any of the content displayed on in case of loss or damage or failure or sharing information to either hardware or data.

2-Proper usage

Visitors shall not use the Website to post, submit or otherwise distribute unlawful, defamatory, abusive, obscene or offensive materials as well not to violate third-party rights including copyright, trademark or privacy. Visitors also shall not access or attempt to access the Website and Features using interfaces aside from the ones provided by the Website.

3-Proprietary and Intellectual Rights

We acknowledge that all the information, data or otherwise contained in is the sole proprietary right as well as the intellectual property to ADFD and subsequently it entertains all the assumed standards and protection rights.

4-Reporting abuse

To report abuse of the Website, or violations of these Terms of Use, including defamatory, vulgar, threatening or misleading information, misappropriation of content, or any other inappropriate use, please “click here”.

5-Personal Information and Information Disclosure

The ADFD reserves the right to disclose any Visitor information, including personally identifiable information, when required by law or when necessary to investigate potential illegal activities such as fraud, violations of the Terms of Use, or when otherwise necessary to protect the property, rights and safety of the ADFD, Website Visitors or other third parties.

6-Privacy Policy

The Website collects two categories of information, General Information. The Website automatically collects non-personally-identifiable information using the Website’s cookies to monitor Visitor usage patterns and information. Examples of the collected information include: (i) domain names, (ii) time and date stamps, (iii) IP addresses, browser types or operating systems, (iv) pages that a Visitor views and the links used to arrive at the pages, (v) domain names of other websites that linked to the Website, (vi) Website landing pages and (vii) other general demographic information. Personally-Identifiable Information: Visitors that register with the Website to receive an email alert through ADFD share point service may be asked to submit personal information such as an email address. The Website shall not collect personally-identifiable information without the consent of a Visitor. The Visitor also maintains a right of rectification with regard to personal information and may modify or delete their personal information, in whole or in part, at any time.

7-Applicable Laws

The UAE laws shall be the applicable laws in case of any conflict, claim or otherwise liability encountered by the mere virtue of accessing or using the Website.

8-Contact us

The ADFD official website operates only under one domain name, and is not connected with the hosts of any other websites that may look similar to its official website. For questions regarding these Terms of Use, please contact the ADFD.

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