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Funding Operations

       Abu Dhabi Fund for Development seeks to enable developing countries to achieve their development goals by funding projects in key economic sectors. It seeks to improve living standards and empower people to be part of their countries’ growth. ADFD’s funding operations focus on two main areas:

• Development funding via concessionary loans and managing governmental grants


• Improving the Fund’s revenues through direct investment in the developing countries and investing in financial instruments, such as equities and bonds

This page will give you a detailed account on the key funding operations of ADFD:

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Development Funding

          Direct development funding is ADFD’s most important financial activity. The Fund provides and manages funds in the most vital economic sectors in developing countries. Development funding includes the following:       

1. Concessionary Loans

        Since its establishment, ADFD has provided long-term development loans with concessionary interest rates to support vital projects in developing countries. It has specifically focused on infrastructure projects in sectors such as water, electricity, transportation, education and healthcare.

         The funded projects are selected carefully to ensure that they contribute effectively to sustainable economic development in the beneficiary countries. Projects are meticulously studied to assess their technical and economic feasibility and ensure that they positively impact on the lives of people in the beneficiary countries.

  To know more about the application procedures for development loans from ADFD, please visit the “Funding Policies and Procedures” page.

2.Managing Governmental Grants

         Abu Dhabi Fund for Development manages the grants given by the UAE Government to fund vital projects in developing countries. The Fund’s responsibilities in this area include project management through direct supervision, and following up of project implementation throughout it various stages according to a set of plans and goals.

3. Investments

        Abu Dhabi Fund for Development manages a diversified investment portfolio to increase its revenues and and ensure continuity of engagement with the developing countries. It follows a highly flexible investment policy and efficiently manages its liquidity by investing in financial instruments with variable terms.


The Fund’s investment instruments include the following:

1. Equities

        ADFD invests in companies in various developing countries either through full ownership or equity sharing in partnership with public or private institutions. The Fund’s investment strategy complements with its mission to accelerate economic development in the developing countries. It invests in companies that play a vital role in stimulating economic growth and creating job opportunities across sectors such as tourism, industry, holding companies, real estate, and private equities. To learn more about the companies where ADFD has equity interest, please visit the “Investment Portfolio” page.

 2. Management of Available Liquidity

       ADFD’s adopts a highly flexible and secure strategy in liquidity management to maximize its revenues. This is achieved through channelizing investments to various financial instruments that enjoy high levels of security, including bonds and bank deposits. The liquidity management strategy is designed to generate additional revenues and meet the financial obligations of ADFD in a timely manner.

Amount of ADFD Funding in 2013 by Category

Terms of Use

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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