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In-line with the Government of Abu Dhabi’s vision to eliminate global poverty through supporting sustainable development, ADFD continue to achieve important milestones and expand its scale of operations and activities across developing nations. This section provides latest news on ADFD’s activities and achievements.​​​​​

ADFD Suspends Debt Repayment for Beneficiary Countries and Companies

12 Jul 2020
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity that supports sustainable economic development at home and abroad,  has announced a significant initiative whereby it has decided to suspend debt service repayments during 2020 for eligible countries, as well as individual businesses, in the developing world upon request for forbearance. The sole objective behind the deci...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Exports Office Joins Dubai Exports to Host Digital International Trade Forum to Boost Export Economy

08 Jul 2020
Dubai Exports announced they will co-host the UAE's major virtual international buyers forum in the COVID-19 era in partnership with Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX) and Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI) in a unified effort to boost the emirate's export economy and increase foreign business to drive economic recovery for Dubai businesses.
The announcement of the forum which will be h...Read More...

The UAE National Export Community is United and Stronger than Ever

01 Jul 2020

Since kicking off the Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX) strategic partnership initiative just a few months ago, we’ve had direct conversations with thousands of business leaders from the public and private sector across the UAE. Two very important key learnings have come from those conversations.

First, the UAE export community is primed to lead the COVID-19 economic recovery and far beyond...Read More...

ADFD and Turkmenistan Explore Cooperation Prospects

23 Jun 2020
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), held a virtual meeting with Merdan Annadurdyyev, Chairman of the Board of the Central Bank of Turkmenistan, and other officials from different entities of the country.

The two sides reviewed their strong relations that led to Turkmenistan benefiting over the years from ADFD’s funding of ...Read More...

ADFD and Colombia Explore More Cooperation Opportunities

09 Jun 2020
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), held a virtual meeting with Her Excellency Marta Lucía Ramírez, Vice President of Colombia. The discussions focused on relations between the UAE and Colombia and ways to enhance them.

Attended by HE Salem Rashid Al Owais, UAE’s Ambassador to Colombia; and HE Jaime Amin, the Ambassador o...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Exports Office and Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry Partnership

03 Jun 2020
Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX) and the Sharjah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) are partnering together on a strategic initiative to help boost exports from one of the leading manufacturing hubs in the region that provides a significant contribution to the UAE’s GDP.

ADEX, the UAE-wide export financing entity founded by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), and SCCI, represen...Read More...

ADFD launches AED 1 billion initiative to support national companies

31 May 2020
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the UAE’s leading national entity spearheading global development projects, has announced an AED 1 billion initiative to support national companies during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The initiative, which lasts for the duration of 2020, provides concessionary loans for national companies operating in sectors crucial to the UAE economy –...Read More...

ADFD delivers third shipment of educational supplies to Sudan

28 May 2020
As part of the urgent aid package pledged by the UAE to support Sudan, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announced that it has delivered the third shipment of classroom seating supplies to Sudan. Catering to the needs of 150,000 students across the country, the support aims to help Sudan advance its educational infrastructure.

Taking the total value o...Read More...

136 tonnes total medical aid to support the health sector in Sudan

21 May 2020
As part of the urgent aid package pledged by the UAE to the people of Sudan, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announced the delivery of its third aid package of pharmaceutical and medical supplies to the Government of Sudan to support the country’s healthcare sector.
The third shipment was delivered in coordination with the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates in Khartoum an...Read More...

ADFD joins Arab Coordination Group effort to provide $10bn Covid-19 support for developing countries

21 May 2020
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development has joined the Arab Coordination Group (ACG) Institutions’ US$10 billion commitment to help developing countries respond to the Covid-19 pandemic and help their economic recovery.

The support, agreed at a virtual ACG meeting on May 18,  will initially focus on helping developing countries obtain the medical supplies and protective equipment they need...Read More...

ECI & ADEX Join Forces to Support UAE Companies

12 May 2020
Etihad Credit Insurance (ECI), the UAE Federal export credit company, and Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX), the UAE-wide export financing entity founded by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, announced today a strategic alliance to help UAE exporters overcome the most pressing challenges they face in the current economic climate.
 
ADEX and ECI will combine their highly c...Read More...

ADFD Extends AED75 Million Support for Sudanese Healthcare Sector

05 May 2020
As part of the urgent aid package pledged by the UAE to the people of Sudan, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announced the delivery of AED75 million (US$20 million) worth pharmaceutical and medical supplies to the Government of Sudan to support the country’s healthcare sector.
 
The supplies were dispatched in coordination with the Embassy of the UAE in Khartoum...Read More...

United Together to Put National Companies on the Road to a Fast Recovery from COVID-19 Crisis

28 Apr 2020

By His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and Chairman of the Export Executive Committee of Abu Dhabi Exports Office

Government leaders across the UAE have taken quick and decisive action to mobilize all necessary public and private resources to efficiently and effectively contain the spread of coronavirus, protect the nat...Read More...

ADFD Provides Sudan with Agricultural Supplies Worth AED40 Million

19 Mar 2020

The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has provided Sudan with agricultural supplies worth AED40 million (US$10.8 million) as part of the UAE’s support for the agricultural sector in Sudan. The support includes the provision of nine million bags for packaging agricultural products and crops.

The first shipment comprising 3,315,000 packaging bags has been delivered to the Sudan...Read More...

Malawian Delegation Visits ADFD to Strengthening Collaboration

03 Mar 2020

His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), welcomed a visiting high-level delegation from Malawi, led by His Excellency Ralph Pachalo Jooma, Malawi’s Minister of Transport and Public Works, at the Fund’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. His Excellency Khalifa Al Qubaisi, Deputy Director General of ADFD, and several high-ranking officials from t...Read More...

ADEX Signs an MOU with Abu Dhabi Chamber

17 Feb 2020 The newly established Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX) and the Abu Dhabi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Abu Dhabi Chamber) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to cooperate on a series of initiatives. Through the partnership, the two entities aim to leverage the innovative financial products and services offered by ADEX to elevate the international reputation of the UAE as a valuable ...Read More...

ADFD Signs Agreement with United States International Development Finance Corporation

11 Feb 2020 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for sustainable economic development, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), an independent agency of the Government of the United States of America.

The areas of collaboration outlined by the MoU include the exchange of knowledge and expe...Read More...

ADFD Delivers a lecture in Al Manhal Majlis

03 Feb 2020 His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), delivered today a lecture at Majlis Al Manhal titled “Abu Dhabi Fund for Development: Pioneering and Sustainable Development”. The lecture organized by the Majalis Affairs Office at Abu Dhabi Crown Prince’s Court and witnessed the presence of His Excellency Ahmad Jumaa Al Zaabi, Minister of the ...Read More...

ADFD Confirms Arrival of Second Educational Supplies Shipment

28 Jan 2020 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the leading national entity for economic development aid, confirmed the delivery of the second shipment of educational supplies and classroom equipment to Sudan, to cover the needs of 240,000 students. The second shipment falls within the framework of the UAE’s commitment of AED55 million (US$15 million), to fund the purchase of school supplies catering to 400,000 s...Read More...

ADFD Welcomes Visiting Ethiopian Delegation, Discusses Strengthening Synergies

20 Jan 2020 His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), today welcomed a visiting high-level delegation from Ethiopia, led by Her Excellency Muferiat Kamil, Ethiopia’s Minister of Peace, at the Fund’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. His Excellency Khalifa Al Qubaisi, Deputy Director General of ADFD, and several high-ranking officials from the two sides, also ...Read More...

UAE Allocates US$20 Million to Arab Gulf Programme for Development

19 Jan 2020 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for economic development aid, today signed an agreement detailing the UAE’s capital contribution of US$20 million (AED73 million) to the Arab Gulf Programme for Development (AGFUND).

As one of the founding countries of AGFUND, the UAE has supported the programme’s objectives, goals and activities since 1982. To date, the U...Read More...

ADFD approves financing of renewable energy projects valued USD 105 Million recommended by IRENA

13 Jan 2020 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for economic development aid, today confirmed the allocation of approximately US$105 million for eight renewable energy projects under the seventh cycle of its partnership with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

The IRENA/ADFD Project Facility announcement marks a record level of funding for any cycle since...Read More...

ADFD Inks Three Loan Agreements Worth US$33 Million with African Nations

13 Jan 2020 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for economic development aid, today formalised three loan agreements valued at US$33 million (AED121 million) with the Governments of Togo, Niger and Liberia.

The agreements were signed in Abu Dhabi during the 10th Session of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Assembly. His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaid...Read More...

ADFD Allots AED55 Million for Transportation Project in Cameroon

21 Dec 2019 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for economic development aid, approved a concessionary loan worth AED55 million (US$15 million) for the Olama-Kribi Road project in Cameroon.

To be constructed in line with international safety standards, the 204-kilometre road will link the capital Yaoundé to Kribi – one of the largest seaports in the country. Aimed at e...Read More...

ADFD Approves US$5 Million for Social Services Project in Liberia

17 Dec 2019 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for economic development aid, has earmarked a government grant worth US$5 million (AED18.3 million) for a vital project that aims to enhance social services for the Liberian population.

Located in the capital Monrovia, the grant will support the development of modern integrated sports and leisure infrastructure. The scope ...Read More...

UAE Announces AED55 Million to Support 400,000 Students in Sudan

16 Dec 2019 The UAE today confirmed the allocation of AED55 million (US$15 million) for school supplies to Sudan. Supporting 400,000 students in Sudanese schools, the monetary aid, provided by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for economic development aid, covers educational necessities including classroom equipment.

ADFD in cooperation with the Sudanese government, s...Read More...

ADFD Contributes US$10 Million for Samandini Dam in Burkina Faso

12 Dec 2019 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for economic development aid, contributed US$10 million (AED36.7 million) towards the development of the Samandini Dam in Burkina Faso.

Supporting the country’s strategic objectives, the funded project is part of the Samandini Basin Development Programme that aims to promote sustainable growth in rural areas and improve liv...Read More...

ADFD Celebrates 48th UAE National Day

28 Nov 2019 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for economic development aid, celebrated the 48th UAE National Day with a series of activities that paid tribute to the many achievements of the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and reflected the country’s rich heritage and values.

On the occasion, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi,...Read More...

Executive Committee of ADEX Discusses Financing Procedures, 2020 Operational Framework

27 Nov 2019 His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX), chaired the first ADEX Executive Committee meeting for 2019.

Drawing the participation of members of the executive committee, the meeting approved financing procedures, and discussed the ADEX 2020 annual operati...Read More...

ADFD Conducts Exploratory Meeting with the Zambian President to Boost Economic Cooperation

26 Nov 2019 His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), received Zambian President His Excellency Edgar Lungu, at the Fund’s headquarters in Abu Dhabi to discuss the strengthening of relations between the UAE and Zambia across areas of mutual interest.

Coinciding with President Lungu’s two-day state visit to the UAE, the meeting also examined wa...Read More...

ADFD Allots US$9 Million for Social Housing Project in Seychelles

20 Nov 2019 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for economic development aid, attended the official opening ceremony of the Social Housing Project in the Seychelles. ADFD allocated US$9 million (AED33 million) towards the strategic venture that spans three residential areas on Mahé – the largest and most populated island in the archipelago.

Aimed at increasing the supply...Read More...

ADFD Allocates AED37 Million Funding for South Sudan Hospital

09 Nov 2019 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for economic development aid, participated in the foundation stone laying ceremony of the Gudele General Hospital in South Sudan. ADFD allocated AED37 million (US$10 million) towards the strategic healthcare project – located in the capital Juba.

The 60-bed hospital will cater to the residents of Juba and adjacent areas, me...Read More...

ADFD Hosts Lecture at Abu Dhabi University

06 Nov 2019 As part of its mission to raise awareness about the importance of sustainable development funding, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for economic development aid, delivered an educational lecture at Abu Dhabi University (ADU). The talk highlighted the Fund’s crucial role in promoting sustainable socio-economic development in the UAE and abroad.

Speaking on...Read More...

ADFD Celebrates UAE Flag Day

03 Nov 2019 ADFD the leading national entity for financial development aid, today joined the UAE community in celebrating the UAE Flag Day with traditional fervour.

ADFD employees gathered around the flagpole in front of the Fund’s headquarters, where at 11am, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, raised the UAE flag to the accompaniment of the national anthem.

On...Read More...

ADFD Hosts Lecture at Al Ain University

21 Oct 2019 In line with its priority to raise awareness about the importance of sustainable development funding, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, hosted a lecture at Al Ain University (AAU).

Drawing the participation of AAU students and faculty, the lecture outlined the Fund’s role in promoting sustainable development in the UAE an...Read More...

UAE, Saudi Arabia Confirm Delivery of 540,000 Tonnes of Wheat to Sudan

10 Oct 2019 The UAE and Saudi Arabia today confirmed that the fourth shipment comprising 200,000 tonnes of wheat has been dispatched to Sudan, fulfilling their commitment to providing 540,000 tonnes of wheat to enhance food security in Sudan over a three- month period.

Meeting the population’s demand for this important commodity, the UAE and Saudi Arabia shipped two batches of wheat totalling 140,000...Read More...

ADFD provides AED37 Million to support Healthcare sector in Zanzibar

27 Sep 2019 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Zanzibar in the Federal Republic of Tanzania to provide AED37 million (US$10 million) towards the development of Wete Hospital on Pemba Island in Zanzibar.

The MoU was signed by Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, ADFD Director General and Mohammed Ramia Abdiwawa, Minister of Finance and Planning ...Read More...

ADFD Discusses Economic Cooperation with Uzbekistan Government

25 Sep 2019 His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), met with His Excellency Sardor Umurzakov, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan, to discuss the strengthening of relations between the UAE and Uzbekistan across various fields of mutual interest. The meeting also examined ways of bolstering investment and economic cooperation betwe...Read More...

Abdullah bin Zayed Launches Abu Dhabi Exports Office

09 Sep 2019 Under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Board of Directors at Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, today announced the launch of the Abu Dhabi Exports Office (ADEX).

Established by ADFD, ADEX a...Read More...

ADFD Hosts Inspirational Seminar to Mark Emirati Women’s Day

28 Aug 2019 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, celebrated the fifth annual Emirati Women’s Day, themed ‘Emirati Women: Icons of Tolerance’ in line with the UAE’s Year of Tolerance, with an inspirational seminar.

The seminar featured two successful Emirati women –Dr. Engineer Suaad Al Shamsi, First UAE aviation engineer, and Amani A...Read More...

UAE, Saudi Arabia Support Sudan with 540,000 Tonnes of Wheat

07 Aug 2019 The UAE and Saudi Arabia have allocated 540,000 tonnes of wheat to the Sudanese people, meeting the population’s basic food requirements for three months. The first and second batch comprising of 140,000 tonnes of wheat have already been shipped.

Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, said: “The food security support provided to t...Read More...

ADFD Discusses Collaboration Opportunities with Guinea-Bissau President

06 Aug 2019 His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, today met with a high level delegation from the Republic of Guinea-Bissau led by His Excellency Aristides Gomez, its Prime Minister. The two sides discussed existing bilateral relations and explored ways of building synergies in areas of...Read More...

ADFD Receives ‘ISO 31000-Risk Management’ Accreditation

29 Jul 2019 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, today received the ISO 31000 – Risk Management certification from the British Standards Institute (BSI).

As the first financial institution in the emirate of Abu Dhabi to obtain the accreditation, the ISO 31000 – Risk Management framework will help ADFD accelerate its efforts to achieve it...Read More...

ADFD Discusses Collaboration, Investment Opportunities with Gambian President

17 Jul 2019 His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, met with a high-level Gambian delegation to the UAE, led by His Excellency Adama Barrow, President of The Gambia, to discuss development funding and investment opportunities in the African country.

Delegates included several Ga...Read More...

ADFD Disburses AED92 Billion in Development, Investment Expenditure in 48 Years

15 Jul 2019 In a report marking its 48th anniversary, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, announced that it has allocated about AED92 billion in development funding and investments to 90 beneficiary countries.

Since its inception on 15 July 1971, the Fund has disbursed AED43 billion in concessionary loans, AED46 billion in UAE governm...Read More...

UAE Delegation Discusses Deeper Cooperation, Connectivity at Annual Meeting of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Governors

14 Jul 2019 A UAE delegation attended the fourth annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, is mandated to represent the UAE at the Bank’s meetings and events and on its board.

Following last year’s event in Mumbai, India, the 2019 meeting ran from 12...Read More...

ADFD-financed US$15 Million Renewable Energy Project Launches in Cuba

06 Jul 2019 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, together with the Cuba’s Ministry of Energy and Mines and International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), today inaugurated a new 10 megawatt (MW) solar PV project. The grid-connected project was financed by ADFD with US$15 million under the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility and will deliver enough elect...Read More...

ADFD Participates in Launching of Infrastructure Projects in Albania Worth AED240 Million

04 Jul 2019 A delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, participated in the official inauguration of the final phase of its funded projects in the Albanian capital Tirana, valued at AED240 million (US$65 million) – the Tirana Northern Boulevard and Tirana River Rehabilitation projects.

Adel Al Hosani, Director of Operations ...Read More...

ADF Approves Additional AED1 Billion for Government of Mali

02 Jul 2019 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international economic development aid, has signed two agreements with the Government of Mali. These include an AED918 million (US$250 million) concessionary loan to support the balance of payments in the country as well as an additional concessionary loan of AED110 million (US$30 million) to finance the implementation of phase...Read More...

ADFD Allocates AED1.8 Million to Support Biological Diversity Research

01 Jul 2019 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, has earmarked a grant worth AED1.8 million (US$500,000) to support the North-Eastern Federal University (NEFU) in Yakutsk, Russia.

Aiming to facilitate scientific research and molecular genetic analysis in the remains of ancient animals, the financial contribution has been allocated to a...Read More...

ADFD Participates in Petroleum Storage Project Inauguration

13 Jun 2019
A high-level delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, today participated in the inaugural ceremony of the AED771 million (US$210 million) Petroleum Storage Facilities project in Jordan.
Fully financed by ADFD, the funding was made as part of the UAE government’s contribution of AED4.6 billion (US$1.25 billi...Read More...

ADFD Organises Lecture Entitled ‘Zayed’s Values of Tolerance and Giving’

22 May 2019
Coinciding with Zayed Humanitarian Work Day, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) organised a lecture for its employees entitled ‘Zayed’s Values of Tolerance and Giving’. Delivered by the renowned media expert Fahed Abdullah Heikal, the lecture explained the journey of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan in cementing the values of tolerance and giving in UAE society. His Excellency Mo...Read More...

ADFD Delivers Lecture on Global Development Assistance at Emirates Diplomatic Academy

11 May 2019 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, delivered a lecture at the Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA) in Abu Dhabi, to highlight the Fund’s role in promoting socio-economic development in developing countries. The session also focused on ADFD’s own contribution to achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Delivere...Read More...

ADFD to Deposit US$250 Million into Central Bank of Sudan

29 Apr 2019

Under the directives of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, announced its plan to deposit US$250 million into the Central Bank of S...Read More...

ADFD Approves US$10M for Rural Electrification Project in Burkina Faso

25 Apr 2019

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, signed a US$10 million (AED36.7 million) concessionary loan agreement with the Government of Burkina Faso to fund that country’s Rural Electrification Project.

In the presence of His Excellency Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, Burkina Faso president, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General...Read More...

ADFD Finances 78 Healthcare Sector Projects

08 Apr 2019

From its inception in 1971 until December 2018, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, financed 78 healthcare projects in 16 countries with a total value of AED 4.1 billion.

The Fund’s interest in healthcare projects reflects its keenness to support international efforts aimed at achieving the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal...Read More...

ADFD Allocates US$80 Million for Water Sector Project in Argentina

03 Apr 2019

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, today approved US$80 million (AED294 million) in funding to contribute to the economic development of Argentina through supporting a project to fortify the water sector in the province of Santa Fe.

ADFD’s concessionary loan will facilitate the expansion of an existing water treatment pla...Read More...

ADFD Facilitates AED16.5 Billion Worth to support UAE Companies

02 Apr 2019

In a bid to support the UAE’s national economy, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, has facilitated business deals worth AED16.5 billion for UAE companies over the last 10 years to implement ADFD-funded projects in developing countries.

Capitalising on its close relations with developing countries, the Fund has also invest...Read More...

ADFD Delegation Visits Qasr Al Watan

28 Mar 2019

To coincide with the UAE Month of Reading 2019, a delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, visited a Qasr Al Watan, one of Abu Dhabi’s rich heritage landmarks that was recently opened to the public, and its library which houses unique publications from various disciplines.

Headed by His Excellency Mohammed Saif A...Read More...

ADFD Signs Three Agreements with Uzbek Government

26 Mar 2019

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, has signed three agreements with the Government of Uzbekistan. These include a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to assess the possibility of financing infrastructure projects in Samarkand worth US$300 million, a US$5 million concessionary loan agreement for feasibility studies for the Samarkan...Read More...

ADFD Supports the Water Sector to Achieve SDGs

24 Mar 2019
From its inception in 1971 until December 2018, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, financed 108 water sector projects in 56 countries with a total value of AED8 billion.

The Fund’s interest in water and electricity projects reflects its keenness to support international efforts aimed at achieving the UN’s Sustain...Read More...

Opening of the Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy at Yarmouk University

19 Mar 2019

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, praised the inauguration of the AED41.5 million (US$11.3 million) Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy building at the Yarmouk University in Jordan.

ADFD contributed US$8.6 million (AED31.6 million) amounting to more than 76 percent of the total project cost. The funding was made as part of ...Read More...

ADFD Extends Monetary Support to Dar Zayed for Family Care

12 Mar 2019
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, extended a financial contribution to the talent centre at Dar Zayed for Family Care (DZFC), an organisation dedicated to the care of orphans.

In line with the Fund’s 2019 corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda, the endowment seeks to support DZFC in honing the skills and ...Read More...

ADFD Extends Monetary Support to HCT – Al Ibtikar Club

28 Feb 2019
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, has extended a financial contribution to the Higher Colleges of Technology’s Abu Dhabi Men’s College (ADMC) campus for its ‘Al Ibtikar Club’.

Aiming to engage ADMC students in innovative and creative activities, the financial support is in line with the Fund’s corporate social r...Read More...

ADFD Earmarks AED44 Million to Elevate Socio-economic Conditions in Palestine

20 Feb 2019
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, has allocated a grant of AED44 million (US$12 million) to Jerusalem Council for Development and Economic Growth in support of civil and community programmes and activities in East Jerusalem.

His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, and His Excellency Sa...Read More...

ADFD Recognises Employees for 2018 Achievements

18 Feb 2019

As part of an annual internal gathering, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, recognised the 2018 winners of the third cycle of the Internal Excellence Award, staff proposals that enhanced the working environment at the Fund, as well as outstanding employees for their achievements.

In line with the Abu Dhabi government’s st...Read More...

ADFD Discusses Investing in Digital Economy at World Government Summit

11 Feb 2019
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, is supporting the seventh edition of the World Government Summit (WGS 2019) as a strategic partner, and participating in several crucial sessions and meetings.
At WGS 2019, the Fund was recognised by the Global Council for Sustainable Development Goals for its efforts in achieving the UN’...Read More...

ADFD Approves US$21 Million for Ophthalmology Hospital in Mauritius

05 Feb 2019

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, has allocated US$21 million (AED77 million) to finance a specialised ophthalmology hospital in Mauritius as part of its commitment to boosting the healthcare sector in the island nation.

His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, and His Excellency Mohamed Iqbal La...Read More...

ADFD Earmarks US$50 Million Government Grant for Development Projects in Comoros

31 Jan 2019

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, has allocated a government grant worth US$50 million (AED184 million) to support the Comorian government with its development plans.

On the sidelines of the visit of a high-ranking UAE delegation to the Comoros – headed by His Excellency Eng Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, U...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Implements COSO Internal Control Framework

30 Jan 2019

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, today announced the full implementation of the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission (COSO) Internal Control Framework in its operations.

As the first government institution in the emirate of Abu Dhabi to roll out the effective system, ADFD confirmed that the f...Read More...

ADFD Contributes AED2.5 Billion to Education Sector

27 Jan 2019
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, has financed 129 development projects in the education sector with a total value of AED2.5 billion. Benefiting 14 developing countries, these projects have contributed to achieving the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Through building capabilities and imparting kno...Read More...

ADFD Allocates $3 Billion for State Bank of Pakistan

23 Jan 2019
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, has formalised an US$3 billion (AED11 billion) deposit into the State Bank of Pakistan to support Pakistan’s economic growth and achieve the long-term objectives of its monetary policy.

Announced in December 2018, the decision to formalise the deposit was made under the directives of t...Read More...

ADFD Finances Renewable Energy Projects Worth AED4.4 Billion

20 Jan 2019

From its inception in 1971 up to December 2018, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, has financed hundreds of development projects in the renewable energy sector around the world worth AED4.4 billion (US$1.187 billion).


Driving the objectives of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), these projects ha...Read More...

ADFD Allocates US$10 Million for Solar PV Project in Mauritius

12 Jan 2019

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, today signed a US$10 million (AED36.7 million) concessionary loan agreement with the Government of Mauritius to fund a solar photovoltaic (PV) kits project. 

As announced at the eighth session of the IRENA Assembly in January 2018, the project that aims to provide 10,000 solar PV ki...Read More...

ADFD Approves Projects worth US$31 Million through IRENA/ADFD Project Facility

12 Jan 2019

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) today announced the selection of renewable energy projects in Guyana, Liberia and Togo for funding by ADFD,  as part of the sixth cycle of the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility.

With ADFD committing US$350 million over seven funding cycles to the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility since 2013, today’s anno...Read More...

ADFD financed AED550 Million Project in Jordan Renamed Sheikh Zayed Solar Power Complex

29 Dec 2018

In a tribute to the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Government of Jordan today renamed the AED550 million (US$150 million) Quweira Solar Power Plant, funded by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), as Sheikh Zayed Solar Power Complex.

Speaking on the occasion, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, said: “The UAE an...Read More...

HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan Chairs Board Meeting of ADFD

26 Dec 2018

His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development’s (ADFD) Board of Directors, today chaired a board meeting of ADFD, the leading national entity for international development aid.

Held at the Ministry of Presidential Affairs in Abu Dhabi, the board meeting drew the participation of His H...Read More...

ADFD Allocates US$50 Million to Chadian Government

20 Dec 2018

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today allocated a government grant worth US$50 million (AED184 million) to support the Chadian government in achieving its development goals. The funding will contribute to driving financial stability in the Central African country and fuel the growth of key sectors. 

The funding includes the fin...Read More...

ADFD Conducts Simulation Training for NEP

16 Dec 2018

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, today announced the completion of a five-day simulation training initiative for its upcoming project, the National Export Programme (NEP).


Aiming to bolster efforts to shape a diversified and sustainable national economy, the programme will contribute to enhancing the ability of nati...Read More...

The Pan-African Parliament Delegation Visits ADFD

09 Dec 2018

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for International development aid, hosted a high-level delegation from the Pan-African Parliament at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi to discuss sustained cooperation in achieving the development priorities of the African continent.

His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, His Excellency Roger Nkodo ...Read More...

ADFD Celebrates 47th UAE National Day

28 Nov 2018

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, commemorated the 47th UAE National Day with a series of activities that paid tribute to the many achievements of the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and reflected the country’s rich heritage and values.

On the occasion, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Direct...Read More...

ADFD Finances Mobile Training Unit in Guinea

19 Nov 2018
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development has financed the construction of the US$1.5 million Mobile Training Unit. Aiming to enhance the employability of young Guineans in Boké, one of the country’s resource-rich provinces, the Mobile Training Unit falls in-line with the national priorities outlined by the Guinean government.  

Funded through the Abu Dhabi government’s US$90 mi...Read More...

ADFD supported US$2.3 Billion Transport Project Launches in Morocco

15 Nov 2018
A high-level delegation from ADFD today attended the inaugural ceremony of the US$2.3 billion landmark infrastructure project - a high-speed train service connecting the cities of Tangier and Casablanca that reduces travel time to two hours.

Inaugurated by His Majesty King Mohammed VI of Morocco, the opening ceremony was also attended by French President Emmanuel Macron, His Ex...Read More...

ADFD and IRENA launch the seven funding cycle to Renewable Energy Projects

14 Nov 2018

ADFD and IRENA are inviting applications for more than US$50 million in funding through the IRENA/ADFD Project Facility. The ADFD-financed initiative is available to government-guaranteed renewable energy projects in developing countries that seek to increase energy access, improve livelihoods and advance sustainable development. ADFD has committed US$350 million (AED1.285 billion) in concessio...Read More...

ADFD Delegation Visits Founder’s Memorial to Mark UAE Flag Day

01 Nov 2018 In celebration of the UAE Flag Day, a delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the leading national entity for development aid, visited the Founder’s Memorial in Abu Dhabi. In addition, ADFD employees gathered around the flagpole in front of the Fund’s headquarters, where at 11am, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, raised the UAE flag to the accompaniment o...Read More...

ADFD Delegation to Mauritius Evaluates US$10 Million Project

22 Oct 2018

A delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the leading national entity for development aid, and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the global platform for international cooperation on renewable energy, visited Mauritius to assess the ADFD-funded US$10 million (AED36.7 million) solar PV kits project.


Announced at the Eighth Session of the IRENA Assembly, the pro...Read More...

ADFD Support Education & Healthcare Sectors

17 Oct 2018

In a bid to elevate the standard of living in developing countries and eradicate global poverty, ADFD has highlighted its allocation of nearly AED11 billion towards development projects in the education as well as healthcare sectors. 


In its report marking International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, which is annually observed on 17 October, ADFD emphasised its mission to h...Read More...

UAE Contributes to Support Bahraini Fiscal Balance Programme

05 Oct 2018

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) signed a financial cooperation agreement worth AED12.5 billion (US$3.4 billion) with the Government of Bahrain to support the financial stability of the country and stimulate its economic growth. The contribution will be managed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid.

The AED12.5 billion from the UAE falls w...Read More...

UAE Extends Economic Aid to Support Jordanian Economy

04 Oct 2018

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) today signed an agreement with the Jordanian government to extend an economic aid package worth AED3 billion (US$833 million) to stimulate and support economic growth in Jordan. The allocation will be managed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid.

The AED3 billion economic aid package from the UAE falls wit...Read More...

ADFD Allocates AED8.6 Billion to Support Agricultural Sector

26 Sep 2018

In a bid to achieve food security in developing countries and eradicate global poverty, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has allocated nearly AED8.6 billion towards development projects in the agricultural and irrigation sectors.

Representing 7 per cent of the total financial assistance contributed by the Fund in supporting developin...Read More...

ADFD Discusses Collaboration Opportunities with Parliamentary Delegation from Senegal

08 Sep 2018
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, hosted a high-level parliamentary delegation from Senegal at its headquarters in Abu Dhabi to discuss sustained cooperation in achieving the development priorities of the Senegalese government. 

His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, His Excellency Moustapha ...Read More...

ADFD ves US$33 Million Concessionary Loan for Sharjah Waste-to-energy Facility

05 Sep 2018

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has approved a US$33 million (AED121 million) concessionary loan for the development of a waste-to-energy facility in the emirate of Sharjah.


The facility is the flagship project of Emirates Waste to Energy Company, a joint venture between Masdar, a regional leader in renewable energy, and Bee’ah,...Read More...

ADFD Hosts Educational Workshop on Sign Language

19 Jul 2018

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, organised an informative in-house workshop on the basics of communication through sign language. The session was hosted as part of ADFD’s social responsibility mandate to integrate the hearing-impaired community into society and alleviate challenges in their interaction.  


Conducted by e...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development 47th anniversary

16 Jul 2018

In a report celebrating its 47th anniversary, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, announced that it has expended a total of AED84 billion to finance approximately 550 projects in 88 beneficiary countries.
Since its inception on 15 July 1971, ADFD has disbursed AED37 billion in concessionary loans, AED44 billion in UAE government grants and...Read More...

UAE Attends Third Governors Annual Meeting of AIIB

27 Jun 2018
 A UAE delegation attended the third annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

Following last year’s event on Jeju Island in South Korea, the 2018 meeting ran from 25 to 26 June in Mumbai, India. In line with its strategic vision to step up collaboration among Asian countries in various aspects of sustainable infrastructure...Read More...

ADFD Funds Healthcare Projects in Hadhramaut in Yemen

20 Jun 2018
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, and the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to manage the AED67million (US$18.3 million) UAE government grant aimed to support the healthcare sector in Hadramout Governorate in Yemen.

The grant aims to support three healthcare projects in Yemen’s Hadhramaut ...Read More...

ADFD Earmarks AED11 Billion to Support Ethiopia

16 Jun 2018

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, allocated an AED11 billion (US$3 billion) economic aid package to the Ethiopian government to support sustainable socio-economic development in that country.

The purpose of the funding is twofold. ADFD deposited an amount of AED3.7 billion (US$1 billion) in the National Bank of Ethiopia to bolster the...Read More...

ADFD Funds a Rural Electrification Project in Uganda

12 Jun 2018

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has approved an AED40 million concessionary loan for the development of a rural electrification project in Kalongo in Uganda.


His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, and His Excellency Ajedra Gabriel Gadison Aridru, Minister of State for Finance Planning and Economic Dev...Read More...

ADFD Marks Zayed Humanitarian Work Day with Expert-led Seminar

06 Jun 2018

To mark Zayed Humanitarian Work Day, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) hosted a seminar entitled ‘Celebrating Zayed’s 100 Years of Goodness and Giving’. Paying rich tribute to the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the annual commemoration on the 19th day of the Holy Month of Ramadan is dedicated to promoting humanitarian work and instilling humanitarian pri...Read More...

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Honours Abu Dhabi Fund for Development

25 May 2018

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, honoured Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, for its contribution to the UAE’s prominent status among global foreign aid providers.


The country has retained its position as the world’s largest donor of official develo...Read More...

ADFD contributes in the UAE status in international development aid

24 May 2018

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today announced that it financed 11 development projects worth AED1.4 billion in 2017, benefiting 9 developing countries.


Totalling more than AED646 million, four of the 11 projects were allocated as concessionary loans to Egypt, Antigua and Barbuda and the Maldives, whereas the remaining seven pr...Read More...

ADFD Attends Inauguration of Northern City Residential & Infrastructure Project in Bahrain

16 May 2018

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today attended the inauguration of the Northern City Residential and Infrastructure Project, one of the most important strategic projects in Bahrain. ADFD allocated AED2.6 billion (US$700 million) towards the development of the project.


The project was inaugurated by His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa ...Read More...

ADFD Attends Inauguration of Two Projects in Albania

08 May 2018
A delegation from ADFD participated in the official inauguration of two of its funded projects in the Albanian capital Tirana, worth AED240 million. Adel Al Hosani, Director of the Operations Department at ADFD, led the delegation representing the Fund. The event also drew the participation of His Excellency E Edi Rama, the Albania Prime Minister, His Excellency Erion Veliaj, Mayor of Tirana,...Read More...

ADX lists US$ 100 million sovereign bonds for ADFD

03 May 2018

The Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange the region’s leading financial market, listed today a sovereign bond through a private placement for ADFD issued by the Government of Maldives. The bond, denominated in US dollars, was listed by The Maldives Ministry of Finance and Treasury on the Abu Dhabi Exchange Securities Market and is worth US$ 100 million with a five year maturity (2023) and a coupon rat...Read More...

ADFD Launches Third Cycle of Internal Excellence Award

02 May 2018
ADFD the leading national entity for development aid, launched the third cycle of its Internal Excellence Award for the employees. In line with the Abu Dhabi government’s strategy to promote excellence across government and public sector institutions in the emirate, the award reaffirms the Fund’s commitment to encouraging innovation and creativity among employees with a view to increasing pro...Read More...

ADFD Integrates Quweira Solar Power Plant Project in Jordan

26 Apr 2018

ADFD today attended the official commissioning of the ADFD-funded AED550 million Quweira Solar Power Plant in the Kingdom of Jordan.


Located in the southern part of Jordan, the 105 MW renewable energy plant was inaugurated by His Excellency Hani Fawzi Al-Mulki, Prime Minister of Jordan. The ceremony drew the participation of His Excellency Saleh Kharabsheh, Jordanian Minister of Energ...Read More...

ADFD inaugurated Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed City in Afghanistan

23 Apr 2018

His Excellency Mohammad Ashraf Ghani, President of Afghanistan, inaugurated the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) financed Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed City Housing Complex in Afghanistan. Located in the Qasaba district of Afghanistan’s capital Kabul, ADFD contributed an estimated AED708 million to the social housing development project.

 

His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaid...Read More...

ADFD Hosts Workshop to Examine Development Projects in Afghanistan

22 Apr 2018

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today hosted a workshop for Arab and regional development institutions to discuss ways of supporting the government of Afghanistan to implement its development plans and programmes.


Alongside ADFD senior staff, the workshop included representatives from the Afghan government, Kuwait Fund for Arab E...Read More...

ADFD Extends Concessionary Loan to Republic of Mali

09 Apr 2018

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has extended a concessionary loan of AED110 million (US$30 million) to the Republic of Mali to support its National Social Housing Programme.


His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD and His Excellency Dr Boubou Cisse, Malian Minister of Economy and Finance, ratified the lo...Read More...

ADFD Finance a Strategic Road in Tanzania

03 Apr 2018
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has extended a concessionary loan valued at AED55 million to the Government of the United Republic of Tanzania (Tanzania) to finance the upgrade of 51km of the Uvinza-Ilunde-Malagarasi Road.

The funded project is an extension to Kidaho - Ovinza Road which was funded in 2009 by ADFD as a conc...Read More...

ADFD announced the start of developing the National Export Programme

26 Mar 2018

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has announced the start of the second phase of developing the National Export Programme. Aiming to bolster a diversified and sustainable national economy, the programme will contribute to enhancing the ability of national exports to penetrate and compete in international markets.


In this context, t...Read More...

UAE Plays Key Role in Sudan Economy

14 Mar 2018
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Republic of Sudan, enjoy long-standing ties of cooperation and strategic bi-lateral relations. Built on joint coordination and economic and development partnerships, these historic ties have contributed to the progress and prosperity of Sudan.

Moreover, thanks to the leadership of UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahya...Read More...

ADFD Funds Renewable Energy Projects in Seychelles

12 Mar 2018
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today announced an allocation of AED64.2 million for the development of two projects in the Republic of Seychelles that will enhance the country's capacity to produce renewable energy from sustainable resources.

Confirming the Fund’s support, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director...Read More...

ADFD Finances Strategic Projects in Albania Worth AED424 Million

05 Mar 2018
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, welcomed a high-level delegation from Albania at its headquarters.
 
Headed by His Excellency Erion Veliaj, Mayor of Tirana, the delegation met with His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD and explored potential areas of cooperation.

His Ex...Read More...

ADFD Hosts Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Delegation

03 Mar 2018
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, organised a UAE-wide tour for a visiting Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) delegation from 25 February to 1 March. Led by Mr. Yee Ean Pang, Director General, Investment Operations of AIIB, the delegation’s UAE visit highlighted the bank’s crucial role in financing development projects in Asian co...Read More...

ADFD Hosts Youngest Emirati Inventor

21 Feb 2018
In line with its efforts to enhance the UAE’s status as an innovation hub, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, hosted a lecture by Fatima Al Kaabi, the youngest Emirati inventor, who specialises in finding creative solutions to the challenges facing the community. Coinciding with UAE Innovation Month, the event aligned with the Fund’s drive ...Read More...

ADFD Holds Discussion with AIIB

13 Feb 2018
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, discussed with the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) ongoing development initiatives between the two sides and the leading role played by the UAE in achieving sustainable development.

Attended by His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, and Sir Danny Alexan...Read More...

Launching the Second Phase of the UAE- CREF

15 Jan 2018 On the sidelines of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week 2018, The AED 183.6 million (US$ 50 million) UAE-Caribbean Renewable Energy Fund (UAE-CREF) announced the launch of the second funding cycle through making partnerships with 7 new Caribbean countries, which will substantially contribute in the growth and development of the renewable energy sector in Belize, the Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guyana, ...Read More...

ADFD Approves Solar Projects in Mauritius and Rwanda

14 Jan 2018

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the global platform for international cooperation on renewable energy, today announced that USD25 million in concessional loans from ADFD have been earmarked for two solar PV projects, one each in Mauritius and Rwanda. Announced at th...Read More...

Chadian President Praises Bilateral Ties with UAE

28 Dec 2017
A delegation from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, last week met with the Chadian President His Excellency Idriss Déby in Chad’s capital N'Djamena.

President Déby praised the bilateral ties between the UAE and Chad, highlighting ADFD’s global role in achieving sustainable development. His Excellency Mohammed Ali Musabah...Read More...

ADFD Hosts Informative Seminar for UAEU Students

23 Nov 2017

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, hosted a seminar for the students of the United Arab Emirates University (UAEU) to discuss the Fund’s development work, operational activities, and achievements spanning 84 beneficiary countries.

Within the series of seminars offered by the Fund to public and private universities and colleges, the ...Read More...

ADFD Allots US$45 Million Grant to Colombia

14 Nov 2017

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has extended an Abu Dhabi government grant worth US$45 million (AED165 million) to the Colombia.

Aimed at underpinning social development, the grant will assist in establishing a network of education and health centres, in addition to launching a programme to support small and medium enterprises (SM...Read More...

ADFD and MOFAIC Hold Meeting to Ensure Effectiveness of UAE Foreign Aid

08 Nov 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, hosted a high-profile delegation from the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) to coordinate efforts in achieving the objectives of the UAE Foreign Aid Strategy (2017-2021).

The opening session was chaired by His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of...Read More...

ADFD Marks Flag Day with Patriotic Initiatives

05 Nov 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today celebrated Flag Day with a series of patriotic initiatives. Notably, the Fund joined the One Million Signatures of Loyalty to the Nation campaign and launched a competition for the best flag picture.

The month-long internal competition aims to bolster patriotism and unity. The Fund will select th...Read More...

ADFD Allocates US$50 Million for Development of Velana International Airport

18 Oct 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, extended a US$50 million (AED183.65 million) concessionary loan to the Maldivian government to develop the Velana International Airport in Malé.

The Velana International Airport Development Project includes the construction of a new 3,400-metre runway with a breakwater and rehabilitation of the old run...Read More...

ADFD Delegation to Albania Reviews Progress of Projects Worth AED423 Million

16 Oct 2017 A technical delegation from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, visited Albania to review the status of three of its financed ventures – the Tirana River Rehabilitation project, Tirana River Northern Boulevard project, as well as the Tirana-Elbasan Road project.

During the visit, the delegation toured the project sites and met with s...Read More...

ADFD Extends Financial Contribution to Emirates Foundation for Youth Development

04 Oct 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today formalised a financial endowment to Emirates Foundation, an independent philanthropic organisation established by the Government of Abu Dhabi to facilitate public-private funded initiatives to further drive youth welfare efforts across the UAE.

Within the framework of the Fund’s 2017 corporate so...Read More...

ADFD Earmarks AED40 Million Grant to Bolster Electricity Network in Comoros

24 Sep 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, has allocated an Abu Dhabi government grant worth AED40 million to the Comorian government.

The grant will help enhance the efficiency of public utility systems, such as electricity supply, in the Comoros through installing new transformers and generators with a total capacity of 11 megawatts as well a...Read More...

ADFD Delegation Attends Opening of Kulyab - Kalaikhumb Road in Tajikistan

18 Sep 2017 A high-level delegation from the UAE led by His Excellency Suhail bin Mohammed Faraj Faris Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy, comprising representatives from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), participated in the official launch ceremony of the Kulyab - Kalaikhumb Road in Tajikistan on September 13 (Wednesday).

His Excellency President Emam Ali Rahman of the Republic of Tajikistan at...Read More...

ADFD Provides AED92 Million for Extension of King Hussein Cancer Center in Jordan

17 Sep 2017 A high-profile delegation from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, attended the official launch of the new extension of the King Hussein Cancer Center in Jordan.
ADFD provided AED92 million, administered by the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, to finance the construction of a new outpatient building.

Their Majesties King Abdu...Read More...

ADFD Allocates US$50 Million for UAE Companies Investing in Chad

14 Sep 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announced the allocation of US$50 million for UAE companies wishing to invest in the Central African nation of Chad. The announcement came during the participation of an ADFD delegation at the UAE-Chad Investment Forum that took place today in Abu Dhabi.

Several ministers and senior officials from the public and private sectors of the two countries at...Read More...

Abu Dhabi government grant to support balance of payments in Maldives

12 Sep 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, is extending an Abu Dhabi government grant worth AED18.4 million to the Maldivian government.

The grant seeks to support the balance of payments in the Maldives, improve the overall economic situation in the country, and aid the Maldivian government in achieving its development plans.

His Exce...Read More...

ADFD Celebrates Emirati Women’s Day with Expert-led Seminar

29 Aug 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, celebrated the third annual Emirati Women’s Day, themed ‘Women are Partners in Giving’, with an inspirational seminar, to coincide with the UAE’s ‘Year of Giving’ initiative.

The seminar featured two distinguished and influential Emirati women including Her Excellency Dr Mouza Obaid Ghanim Ghubash, Cha...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Pledges Financial Contribution to Dar Zayed for Family Care

23 Aug 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, today announced a financial endowment to Dar Zayed for Family Care. Within the framework of the Fund’s 2017 corporate social responsibility (CSR) agenda, the monetary aid will empower the UAE society through community development efforts.

Held at ADFD’s headquarters, the cheque handing over ceremony w...Read More...

ADFD Drives 18 Sustainable Development Projects in Afghanistan worth AED1.2 Billion

20 Aug 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, and the Government of Afghanistan, enjoy long-standing ties of cooperation dating back to 1977. Cordial relations between the two sides continue to drive sustainable socio-economic development across key sectors that benefit the citizens of Afghanistan.

Spanning crucial sectors, such as agriculture, h...Read More...

ADFD Finances Nine Sustainable Development Projects in Pakistan Worth AED1.5 Billion

15 Aug 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for development aid, and the Government of Pakistan, have enjoyed strong and long-standing ties dating back to 1981. The synergies between the two sides continue to drive sustainable socio-economic development across key sectors that benefit the citizens of Pakistan.

To date, the Fund has supported Pakistan with grants and c...Read More...

ADFD Finances 76 Development Projects in Morocco Worth AED9 Billion

31 Jul 2017

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), Abu Dhabi; leading national entity for development aid, and the Government of Morocco, have enjoyed strong bilateral ties dating back to 1974. The four-decade-long close relations continue to drive sustainable socio-economic development across key sectors that benefit the citizens of Morocco.


To date, the Fund has supported Morocco with grants an...Read More...

ADFD to Study Feasibility of UAE Export Finance Programme with Korea Development Institute

26 Jul 2017

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity in development aid, appointed the Korea Development Institute (KDI), a prominent Korean think tank, as expert consultants to advice on the need for a UAE-based Export Finance Programme. His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, and Dr Joon-Kyung Kim, President of KDI, signed a Cooperation Agreement at th...Read More...

Fund’s projects align with Egyptian government’s expansive vision and goals

24 Jul 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the Government of Egypt have long enjoyed close and strategic ties. The constructive cooperation between the two parties continues to promote sustainable development in vital economic sectors that benefit the citizens of Egypt.
 
To date, the Fund supported Egypt with Abu Dhabi government grants and concessionary loans worth AED4 bi...Read More...

Cornerstone-laying ceremony draws attendance of Guinean President

23 Jul 2017

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the Abu Dhabi leading national entity in development aid participated at the official cornerstone-laying ceremony of Guinea’s National Dispatch Centre in the presence of His Excellency Alpha Condé, President of Guinea and His Excellency Mamady Youla, Prime Minister of Guinea.
 

ADFD allocated US$18 million (AED66 million) for the constructio...Read More...

UAE Discusses Sustainable Development in Asia at Second Annual Meeting of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank Governors

21 Jun 2017 A UAE delegation attended the second annual meeting of the Board of Governors of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB).

The event, held for the first-time outside China, on Jeju Island in South Korea from 16 to 18 June 2017, aimed to strategise and discuss collaboration among Asian countries in various aspects of sustainable infrastructure development.

The UAE delegatio...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Hosts Seminar to Observe Zayed Humanitarian Day

15 Jun 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) hosted a seminar entitled ‘Zayed: An Icon for Goodness and Giving’ in observation of Zayed Humanitarian Day. Paying rich tribute to the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the annual commemoration on the 19th day of Ramadan is dedicated to humanitarian work and to instilling humanitarian principles in Emirati culture.
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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Launches ‘My Community’ Volunteer Programme

08 Jun 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), in a bid to enhance civic responsibilities, and instil a spirit of social solidarity and volunteerism within the community, today launched its ‘My Community’ programme, as part of the Fund’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) mandate.

In addition to strengthening the principles and values of volunteerism across the Fund’s departments, the ‘My Comm...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Finances 31 Projects in Jordan Worth AED5.7 Billion

28 May 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the Government of Jordan have enjoyed close ties dating back to 1974. Their constructive cooperation aims to achieve sustainable development goals in vital economic sectors that benefit the Jordanian population.

In a report issued by ADFD to mark Jordan’s 71st Independence Day, the Fund announced that by end-2016, it provided financing for 31 devel...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Finances 17 Projects Worth AED5.6 Billion in 2016

25 May 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) continued to deliver an outstanding performance in 2016. Furthermore, the Fund managed 17 development projects valued at AED5.6 billion across seven beneficiary countries, dispensed AED3.9 billion in concessionary loans to support four projects and AED1.7 billion in government grants to finance 13 projects.

Headlining a press conference at the ADFD he...Read More...

Lives and Livelihoods Fund approves US$99 million for groundbreaking Africa development projects

22 May 2017 The Lives and Livelihoods Fund and the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) have signed US$99 million in finance with the Governments of Burkina Faso, Mali, and Senegal for the Sahel Sustainable Pastoralism Development Project, which aims to support regional food security and improve the livelihoods of one million people in the Sahel region of West Africa.

The Sahel Sustainable Pastoralism Dev...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Honours Internal Excellence Award Recipients

09 May 2017 His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), has announced the recipients of the second cycle of the Internal Excellence Award that honours employees for their meritorious achievements in different categories.  

His Excellency Al Suwaidi distributed the honorary plaques and certificates of appreciation to the winners of each...Read More...

ADFD Finances Development Projects in Bangladesh Worth AED700 Million

07 May 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the Government of Bangladesh have enjoyed close ties of strategic partnership. The constructive cooperation and bilateral relations between both sides aimed to promote sustainable development in vital economic sectors that in-turn benefit the citizens of Bangladesh.

In a report, the Fund said that it has provided the Bangladeshi government with gr...Read More...

ADFD Earmarks AED330 Million for Development Projects in Somalia

20 Apr 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has announced a contribution of AED330 million (US$90 million) to implement development projects and programmes in key sectors in Somalia, particularly infrastructure and transport. 

The contribution underpins efforts to improve public services, create new job opportunities and ensure stability and social development.

Moreover, the AED3...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development inspects progress of AED4.6b projects in Morocco

16 Apr 2017
A team from the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, ADFD, was recently in Morocco to inspect progress of projects funded by the Abu Dhabi government institution to drive development in the country's key sectors.
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The team's visit took place within the framework of the 2013 UAE government grant contribution of AED4.6 billion to the Gulf Development Fund, a p...Read More...

ADFD, IDB Group Hold Meeting to Explore Partnership Possibilities

14 Mar 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) today hosted a high-profile delegation from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group to discuss opportunities for cooperation on future development projects in Latin America and the Caribbean.

His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, Luis Alberto Moreno, President of IDB, as well as senior representatives of the two par...Read More...

ADFD Finances 336-km National Road No.2 in Senegal

11 Mar 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) commended the foundation stone laying ceremony of Senegal’s National Road No.2 (Ndioum – Ourossogui – Bakel) project. ADFD allocated a concessionary loan worth AED53 million (US$15 million) to the development of the infrastructure project.<br /><br />
Senegalese President, His Excellency Macky Sall, attended the ceremony and laid the cornerston...Read More...

ADFD Delegation Visits Wahat Al Karama

05 Mar 2017 His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) yesterday led a delegation of ADFD employees and toured the memorial site, Wahat Al Karama.

The delegation explored the premises and visited the cultural landmark; the 31 aluminium-panel, each leaning on the other, exemplifying the unity, solidarity and mutual support shared between the UAE’...Read More...

Argentine Economy Minister Visits ADFD

05 Mar 2017 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) hosted a delegation from Argentina led by His Excellency Gonzalo Saglione, Minister of Economy from the Province of Santa Fe, at its headquarters. During the meeting, the two sides discussed long-standing bilateral ties between the ADFD and Argentina and focused on funding developmental projects in Argentina.

Welcoming the Minister and his entourage, ...Read More...

ADFD Delegation Studies Progress of Bangladesh Projects

01 Mar 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) dispatched a delegation to Bangladesh to review and study the current status of its two funded projects – the Sikalbaha Power Station and the South Asia Subregional Economic Cooperation (SASEC) Road Connectivity Project (SASEC). <br /><br />
Having toured the Sikalbaha Power Station, the delegation confirmed that 90 percent of works have b...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development a Strategic Partner at the World Government Summit 2017

13 Feb 2017
In the role of strategic partner, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) attended and participated at the fifth edition of the World Government Summit (WGS) 2017, running under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
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Themed ‘Shaping Future Governments’, WGS 2017,  has dr...Read More...

ADFD’s USD90 million Yields Hydroelectric Power Plant in Sudan

02 Feb 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) attended the official opening of the Upper Atbara and Setit Dam Complex’s 320 megawatt hydroelectric power plant in Eastern Sudan; inaugurated by, Sudanese President, His Excellency Omar Hassan Al Bashir. ADFD’s US$90 million concessionary loan contributed to the successful completion of the plant’s power source; Rumela Dam and Burdana Dam.

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Injects AED1.47 Billion into Central Bank of Sudan

24 Jan 2017

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) deposited AED1.47 billion into the Central Bank of Sudan (CBOS) to secure increased liquidity and stimulate economic growth in Sudan. His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, signed an agreement to that effect with His Excellency Hazim Abdegadir Ahmed Babiker, Governor and Chairman of the Board of the CBOS. Rea...Read More...

ADFD Conducts Exploratory Meeting with High-profile Costa Rican Delegation

18 Jan 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) met with a high-ranking delegation from Costa Rica led by Luis Guillermo Solís, President of Costa Rica, at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi. Welcoming the delegates, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, discussed bilateral relations between the UAE and Costa Rica with the visiting President - focusing on developmental joint ...Read More...

ADFD Funds USD 15 million Hybrid Power Project in Antigua and Barbuda

14 Jan 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), Abu Dhabi’s national independent entity, has today signed an USD 15 million concessionary loan agreement for the development of an innovative new hybrid solar and wind generation project in the Caribbean state of Antigua and Barbuda; one of the third funding cycle recipients of ADFD/IRENA Project Facility. The loan agreement was signed during the Seventh...Read More...

ADFD Approves USD44.5 million for IRENA/ADFD Project Facility in Developing Countries

14 Jan 2017
Four renewable energy projects in developing countries in the Pacific and Africa have been identified by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) to receive USD 44.5 million in funding. ADFD’s funding will support a diverse set of projects including a hybrid micro-grid project employing solar PV and advanced lithium-ion batteries, a hydropowe...Read More...

ADFD’s AED320 Million Allocation to Amman Development Road Ensures Advancements in Infrastructure

11 Jan 2017
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), attended the official opening of the Amman Development Road. The road network connects the capital with the surrounding cities, easing the movement of passengers and goods between Jordan and the countries of the GCC region. <br /><br />
In line with the framework of the 2013 UAE...Read More...

His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan Unveils ADFD’s AED103 Million Kufranjah Dam Project

11 Jan 2017
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) attended the official opening of the Kufranjah Dam – a development project funded by the UAE government and managed by ADFD in the Kingdom of Jordan. <br /><br />
Located north of Jordan’s capital Amman, the newly completed AED103 million (US$28 million) project is in line with the framework of the 2013 UAE government contribution of AED4....Read More...

ADFD, Contributes AED 735 million towards King Hussein Medical City Expansionary Project

10 Jan 2017
In a press conference held in Amman, Jordan - Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) announced a AED735 million (US$200 million) UAE grant earmarked for expansionary works at King Hussein Medical City. This latest contribution is in-line with the framework of the 2013 UAE government grant contribution of AED4.6 billion (US$1.25 billion) to the Gulf Development Fund, a five-year grant program f...Read More...

ADFD Conducts Exploratory Meeting with the Government of the Maldives

22 Dec 2016
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), welcomed the non-resident Maldivian Ambassador to the UAE, His Excellency Abdullah Hamid, to discuss renewed UAE-Maldives bi-lateral relations.
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The meeting, attended by ADFD’s senior management, explored new ways of collaboration and cooperation between the Fund...Read More...

ADFD Discusses Strengthening Bilateral Ties with Visiting Tanzanian Delegation

20 Dec 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) welcomed a visiting ministerial delegation from the United Republic of Tanzania at its headquarters. At the meeting, Adel Al Hosani, Director of ADFD’s Operations Department, discussed the Fund’s current and upcoming socio-economic development ventures in Tanzania with His Excellency Makame Mbarawa, Tanzanian Minister of Works, Transport and Communication...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Hosts Seminar on Workplace Innovation Policies

12 Dec 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) in collaboration with the Department of Economic Development – Abu Dhabi (ADDED) hosted a seminar, on the importance of innovation in the workplace across the UAE. In attendance were ADFD’s employees and senior management. Faisal Al Hamoudi, ADDED Integrated Innovation Programme Manager, led the seminar.
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Commending the UA...Read More...

First-of-its-kind Emirates Soil Museum opens its doors in Dubai

08 Dec 2016
The International Center for Biosaline Agriculture (ICBA) and the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) inaugurated today the Emirates Soil Museum, a unique facility in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.<br /><br />
The opening of the Emirates Soil Museum is a joint initiative between ICBA and ADFD.<br /><b...Read More...

ADFD Memorialises Traditions, Commemorates UAE Leaders and Revels in Nation-wide Unity

27 Nov 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), today organised patriotic festivities in observance of the 45th National Day of the United Arab Emirates. ADFD exemplified UAE pride, glory and triumph with a series of traditional activities, and Memorabilia Museum.
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On this occasion, His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Developm...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Secures AED 12 million for Algeria’s Health Sector

23 Nov 2016
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to the tune of AED12 million with His Excellency Hadidi Amer, Naama Province Section Chief at the  Ministry of Health, Population and Hospital Reform in Algeria.
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The MoU was signed in the presence of His Highness ...Read More...

ADFD finances high-speed train in Morocco worth AED147 million

20 Nov 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) signed a concessionary loan agreement to the tune of AED147 million with the Office Nationale des Chemins de Fer du Maroc (ONCFM), Morocco’s national railway operator, to finance the construction of a high-speed train; bridging the gap between the cities of Tangier and Kenitra. <br /><br />
Complementing ADFD’s first instalment of AED368 m...Read More...

ADFD and Armenian President Conduct Exploratory Meeting to Boost Bilateral Ties between UAE and Armenia

14 Nov 2016 His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), welcomed and met with Serzh Sargsyan, President of Armenia, during the latter’s visit to the UAE.

The two sides reviewed ADFD’s existing developmental ventures in Armenia and explored new schemes, projects and endeavours through which ADFD could support the government of Armenia in achievin...Read More...

Afghan Minister of Urban Development Affairs Recognises ADFD’s Monumental Role in Fostering UAE-Afghanistan Bilateral-Ties

30 Oct 2016
His Excellency Sadat Mansoor Naderi, the Afghan Minister of Urban Development Affairs, visited the headquarters of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and met with His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD and several of the Fund&rsquo;s officials to further nurture the partnership between ADFD and Afghanistan .
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His Excellenc...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Becomes a Founding Member at Lives and Livelihoods Fund

29 Sep 2016
In Jeddah, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) signed a founders&rsquo; agreement with Islamic Development Bank (IDB) to become a founding member at the Lives and Livelihoods Fund (LLF). LLF was initiated by a joint initiative between IDB in collaboration with the Islamic Solidarity Fund for Development (ISFD) and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In a welcomed venture, ADFD contri...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Organised a Cultural Symposium

27 Sep 2016
In celebration of the Year of Reading, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority hosted a cultural symposium featuring Emirati researcher Abdullah Abdul Rahman. The symposium entailed a dialogue and a flow of ideas about his book series titled, &ldquo;Finjan Qahwa&rdquo;.
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H.E. Mohammed Saif...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development hosts Women and Innovation seminar

28 Aug 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the UAE&rsquo;s international development arms, has today hosted its annual Women and Innovation seminar to mark Emirati Women&rsquo;s Day.
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Moderated by Fatima Al Balooshi, Head of Media and Communications at Abu Dhabi Fund for Development the seminar had key note contributions from Dr. Omniyat Al-Hajri, Director of...Read More...

Brand new city in heart of Bahrain thanks to 2.9bn AED Abu Dhabi Development Fund Grant

25 Aug 2016
Bahrain’s housing shortage due to its growing population and economic boom is soon to come to an end thanks to a 374m AED grant from Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, the UAE’s international development arm (ADFD). The grant, formalised in a signing contracts in Bahrain, enables the beginning of the construction of North City (Al Madina Al Shamliya) for infrastructure services to support the bu...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Deposits $1bn in Central Bank of Egypt

23 Aug 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the UAE’s international development arm, announced that it has deposited US$1 billion in the Central Bank of Egypt for a period of 6 years to finance development projects and support the economic growth of Egypt.
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The historic agreement was signed between His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwadi, Director General of ADFD, an...Read More...

ADFD Hosts Lecture on Importance of Loyalty to Homeland

28 Jun 2016
In keeping with the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) hosted a lecture delivered by Omar Habtoor Al Darei, Director of Fatwa Department at the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments, on the importance of loyalty and belongingness to one&rsquo;s homeland. <br />
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In his lecture, Al Darei highlighted the importa...Read More...

ADFD Explores Strengthening Collaborative Ties with Australia

21 Jun 2016
Australian Ambassador Commends ADFD&rsquo;s Efforts in Supporting International Development
<br />His Excellency Arthur Spiro, Australian Ambassador to the UAE, met with His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), at the Fund&rsquo;s headquarters in Abu Dhabi. <br />
During the meeting, the two sides examined ...Read More...

ADFD Hosts Lecture on Importance of Reading

16 Jun 2016
In keeping with the spirit of the Holy Month of Ramadan, Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) hosted a lecture delivered by Khalifa Mubarak Al Dhaheri, prominent Emirati preacher and media personality from the General Authority of Islamic Affairs and Endowments on the Importance of Reading.
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The lecture aimed to promote the culture of reading and learnin...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development launches unique public utility sector training and support programme for the Seychelles in the UAE to coincide with 40th anniversary of ADFD and Seychelles relationship

22 May 2016
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), Abu Dhabi&rsquo;s international development body, today announced the launch of a brand new, innovative training and support programme in electricity and water management in partnership with the Federal Electricity and Water Authority (FEWA) for the rapidly expanding Seychelles energy and infrastructure sectors.
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ADFD and IRENA enter new phase of cooperation for innovative

20 Apr 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has signed a new cooperation and support agreement with the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), based in Abu Dhabi, to ensure the effective allocation of the $350m of funds pledged by ADFD for renewable energy projects in developing countries around the world.
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The IRENA/ADFD Project Facility has already all...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development contributing of 919 million Dollar to the Bahrain International Airport expansion project

18 Feb 2016 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development contributing of 919 million Dollar to the Bahrain International Airport expansion project, over 80% of the project’s cost Project forms part of the wider 2.5 billion Dollar grant to the  GCC Bahrain Development Programme Abu Dhabi-UAE: 17 February, 2016 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has taken part in the ground-breaking ceremony which kick starte...Read More...

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Honours ADFD

17 Feb 2016
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, honoured Abu Dhabi Fund for Development for its active participation in the World Government Summit as a strategic partner. He applauded the efforts of all partners and sponsors including ADFD in supporting the events hosted by the UAE and promoting the reputation of the country o...Read More...

ADFD Participates in World Government Summit as Strategic Partner

10 Feb 2016
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development participated in the World Government Summit, held from 8 to 10 February, 2016 in Dubai under the theme 'Shaping Future Governments', as a strategic partner. <br /><br />
Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD, joined other government officials at the summit to discuss international goals for sustainable development, coordi...Read More...

ADFD Finances Hydropower Project in Argentina

08 Feb 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) signed an AED55 million (US$15 million) loan agreement with Argentina to finance the construction of the Nahave Hydropower project in the north of the country. The project financing agreement was formalized at a ceremony attended by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs and Her Excellency Susana Malcorra, Argent...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and participate in the week

03 Feb 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and participate in the week
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ADFD Signs AED55 Million Loan Agreement with St. Vincent and the Grenadines

02 Feb 2016
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has inked an AED55 million (US$15 million) loan agreement with Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to set up a geothermal power station in the island country. The agreement, the first of its kind between ADFD and St. Vincent and the Grenadines, was signed between H.E Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) and H.E ...Read More...

Inauguration of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB)

17 Jan 2016
His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) participated in the opening of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) in China. AIIB was set up to serve as a new platform for regional and international cooperation in infrastructure development across Asia.

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UAE joined Asian Infrastructure Investme...Read More...

World Future Energy Summit

16 Jan 2016 ADFD participated in the World Future Energy Summit (WFES) convened on the sidelines of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. ADFD&rsquo;s pavilion at WFES provided visitors with a glimpse of the critical role played by the Fund in supporting renewable energy projects across developing countries. In addition, ADFD highlighted its contribution to financing development projects in various developing co...Read More...

ADFD Participates in OFID Meeting

30 Nov 2015 ADFD took part in the 36th ministerial meeting of OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) as part of the UAE delegation. Held in Vienna, <span style="color: #000000; font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12px; font-style: normal; font-variant: normal; font-weight: bold; letter-spacing: normal; line-height: normal; orp...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development Celebrates UAE Flag Day

03 Nov 2015 Abu Dhabi-UAE: 3 November, 2014 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) participated today in the UAE Flag Day celebrations by hoisting the national flag in the ADFD premises, as per the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The day coincides with the ascension of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan...Read More...

ADFD Offers AED55 Million Concessionary Loan to Build Four Solar Power Plants in Cuba

05 Oct 2015 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has offered the Government of Cuba AED55 million in concessionary loan to support the energy sector and promote the overall economic development in Cuba.

The loan agreement was formalized at a signing ceremony held during a visit by the UAE delegation headed by His Highness Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign Affairs to Cuba.
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UAE Becomes Founding Member of Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

29 Jun 2015 Al Jaber: Signing of AOA Articulates Importance Placed by UAE Leadership on Supporting Infrastructure Development Projects
Al Suwaidi: Agreement with AIIB Aligned with the UAE Leadership Vision to Promote International Collaboration
AIIB Provides New Platform for Regional and International Cooperation in Infrastructure Development across Asia

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ADFD Extends AED22 Million Loan to Maldives

22 Jun 2015 Abu Dhabi-UAE: 22 June, 2015 &ndash; Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) signed a loan agreement with the government of the Republic of Maldives, by which ADFD will finance AED22 million a project that will generate energy from waste.

<p>The loan agreement articulates ADFD&rsquo;s priority to finance renewable energy in brotherly and friendly countries given the import...Read More...

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Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to Finance Key Infrastructure Projects in Madagascar

20 Nov 2014
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 20 November, 2014 - Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) is set to extend AED110 million in soft loans to the Republic of Madagascar for the construction of a 117km two-lane road and seven bridges that will connect key rural areas of the country. <p>
Confirming the Fund’s support, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed between His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al ...Read More...

Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to Finance Key Infrastructure Projects in Madagascar

20 Nov 2014 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to Finance Key Infrastructure Projects in Madagascar
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Fund Signs AED110 Million Loan Agreement with Republic of Madagascar to Support Construction of Key Roads, Bridges


Abu Dhabi-UAE: 20 November, 2014 - Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) is set to extend AED110 million in soft loans to the Republic of Madagascar for the constr...Read More...

ADFD Hosts Results Based Management Training Program in Collaboration with German Agency for International Cooperation

18 Nov 2014
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18 November, 2014 - Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has concluded a training program in Results Based Management (RBM) in collaboration with German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ).
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The training program was delivered as part of ADFD’s priority to enhance cooperation with other development agencies through providing training programmes that...Read More...

ADFD and Slovak Republic Set to Strengthen Bilateral Relations

17 Nov 2014 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), the leading national entity for international development aid, celebrated the fifth annual Emirati Women’s Day, themed ‘Emirati Women: Icons of Tolerance’ in line with the UAE’s Year of Tolerance, with an inspirational seminar.

The seminar featured two successful Emirati women –Dr. Engineer Suaad Al Shamsi, First UAE aviation engineer, and Amani A...Read More...

Masdar Delivers Samoa’s First Wind Farm

30 Aug 2014
Abu Dhabi, UAE – 29 August, 2014: The Samoan Prime Minister, the Honorable Tuilaepa Aiono Sailele Malielegaoi, today inaugurated the country’s first wind farm. Delivered by Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s renewable energy company, the 550 kWe project is the second completed under the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) $50 million Pacific Partnership Fund, which is managed by Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD...Read More...

ADFD finances a major road project in Gambia

01 Jul 2014
Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) signed a loan agreement by virtue of which ADFD will provide more than  AED 36.7 million loan to the Republic of Gambia. The loan will be used in financing the reconstruction and upgrading of the “Laminkoto – Passimus” road project.

ADFD’s contribution in financing this vital project came from the belief in the important role played by the ...Read More...

ADFD finances a major road project in Gambia

01 Jul 2014
AED 36.7 million as a loan agreement
ADFD finances a major road project in Gambia  
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• Al Suwaidi: Road project will have a positive impact on the achievement of economic integration, and stimulating social development in the country<br /><br />
Abu Dhabi 1st July, 2014 Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) signed a loan agreement by virtue o...Read More...

ADFD bolstering the renewable energy sector in Sierra Leone

29 Jun 2014
“Solar Park Project Receiving AED 33 Million” <br />
ADFD bolstering the renewable energy sector in Sierra Leone
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Abu Dhabi, 29th June 2014 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has signed a loan agreement with the government of Sierra Leone, by which ADFD will provide more than AED 33 million in financing to the “Solar Park Freetown” project in Si...Read More...

ADFD prop up the renewable energy sector in Mauritania

26 May 2014
<strong>“Establishment of 4 stations for power generation” <br />
ADFD prop up the renewable energy sector in Mauritania</strong>
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Abu Dhabi, 26th May 2014 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has signed a loan agreement with the government of Mauritania, by which ADFD will provide AED 18.36 million to contribute in financing 4 power st...Read More...

Loan Agreement worth AED 356 million to support irrigated agriculture in Serbia

09 Mar 2014
Abu Dhabi, 9th Mar 2014 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has signed a loan agreement with the government of Serbia, by which ADFD will provide AED 356 million to contribute in financing a significant project in agriculture sector specifically irrigated agriculture.<br /><br />
The agreement was signed by His Excellency Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD ...Read More...

ADFD supports the higher education system in Zambia

26 Feb 2014
<strong>“Establishment of 3 university colleges” <br />
ADFD supports the higher education system in Zambia
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Abu Dhabi, 26th Feb 2014 – Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has signed a loan agreement with the government of Zambia, by which ADFD will provide AED 36.7 million to contribute in establishing 3 university colleges in three diffe...Read More...

5 Pacific Countries to Receive Grants from UAE’s $50m Renewable Energy Fund

24 Jan 2014
Masdar, in partnership with Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, will develop wind and solar projects to support economic and social development across the Pacific Islands
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Abu Dhabi, UAE – 20 January, 2014: The United Arab Emirates today signed partnerships with five Pacific island countries to deploy renewable energy projects, financed from the US$50 million U...Read More...

ADFD supports the transportation sector in Senegal

21 Jan 2014
<strong>AED 53.3 million as loan agreement
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ADFD supports the transportation sector in Senegal   
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• Al Suwaidi: Road project will reflect positively on the economic growth, and stimulating social development in the country
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