Asian Development Bank (ADB)

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a multilateral development bank, which seeks to help its developing member countries to reduce poverty and improve their people's quality of life through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth and regional integration. The IAEA and ADB cooperate to assist the Asia and the Pacific region in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.

Collaboration between the IAEA and ADB is formalized through a Cooperation Framework Agreement, signed in September 2018. The two organizations aim to develop opportunities for broader cooperation on science and technology, capacity development, and to leverage project lessons for wider knowledge sharing.

Under the Agreement, the IAEA and ADB explore cooperation to meet development challenges in the Asia and the Pacific region in the following areas:

  • Agriculture and food safety: agriculture value chain improvement, food irradiation, contaminant detection, food traceability, food safety standards and climate-smart agriculture;
  • Climate change and disaster risk management-emergency preparedness;
  • Environment-forest management, land-use management, combating desertification, land degradation and biodiversity preservation;
  • Health: human health, cancer and animal health; and
  • Water: water resources management, water supply and sanitation.

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