ÓÐÓ¯²ÊÆ± Water Bonds
Water in Asia and the Pacific is threatened by growth, misuse, and pollution. ÓÐÓ¯²ÊÆ± has issued more than $1.5 billion in bonds for projects addressing these problems.
The implementation of ÓÐÓ¯²ÊÆ±¡¯s Water Financing Program, guided by the Water Operational Plan (2011¨C2020) priority thrusts, is on track for the annual investment target. The merger of the Asian Development Fund with its ordinary capital resources balance sheet boosts ÓÐÓ¯²ÊÆ±¡¯s financial capacity to support the investment needs of its developing member countries, including in the water sector. This provides additional resources to increase the Water Financing Program annual lending starting in 2017.