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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), established July 15, 1971, is an autonomous national entity affiliated with Abu Dhabi government. 

ADFD aims to help developing countries to achieve sustainable socio-economic growth; through financial assistance in the forms of concessionary loans, managing government grants and equities. ADFD also peruses investments in order to encourage the private sector in the recipient countries to play an essential part in accelerating the economic development process, and at the same time playing a pivotal role in strengthening and diversifying the future resources of the Fund.


To be a model institution in providing development assistance that alleviates global poverty.


To help developing countries achieve sustainable economic growth and reduce poverty by providing financial resources, forging partnerships in the public and private sectors, and adopting international best practices to ensure aid effectiveness.




Collaborate without boundaries; show care and respect for others’ views; encourage team achievements.




Always improving focus on solutions not problems; embrace change with positive attitude.




Responsible for high performance; adhere to high ethical standards; determined to achieve our goals.




Encourage personal development; confidence in our abilities; improve corporate skills and knowledge.