China, December 31, 2016
AIIB Project Preparation Special Fund is Open to Proposals
The AIIB Project Preparation Special Fund (the Fund) was established as a multi-donor fund on June 2016, with initial financial support from the People’s Republic of China in the amount of USD 50 million. The Bank has received the first installment payment.
The Fund will provide grants to support and facilitate the preparation of projects to be financed by the Bank in eligible member countries (International Development Association recipients, including International Development Association Blend countries). It will mainly benefit the preparation of sovereign backed projects undertaken by national governments or local governments. In exceptional circumstances, Fund resources may also be used for preparing innovative/complex projects, regional/cross-border projects that have significant regional impact and benefit other members or non-sovereign backed transactions where there is a demonstrable need. For criteria and procedures for using the Fund, please refer to the Rules and Regulations of the AIIB Project Preparation Special Fund approved by the Board of AIIB on June 24, 2016 (link to the Policy).
Eligible clients in need of the resources of the Fund may consult with the Project Team Leader of the project which is being considered by AIIB and submit application for consideration. A template of AIIB Project Preparation Special Fund for the clients with instructions is attached.
Questions on the Fund should be addressed to email@example.com.
Annex: Template of Application for AIIB Project Preparation Special Fund
Beijing, December 19, 2017
AIIB Approves Membership of Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Belarus and Ecuador
The Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank’s (AIIB) Board of Governors has adopted resolutions approving four applicants to join the Bank, bringing AIIB’s total approved membership to 84. This round of approved applicants includes two regional and two nonregional prospective members.READ MORE
Beijing, December 16, 2017
UK Government Pledges US$50 million to AIIB Project Preparation Special Fund
Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) President Jin Liqun and United Kingdom (UK) Chancellor of the Exchequer Rt Hon Philip Hammond have signed an agreement for the UK to contribute US$50 million to AIIB’s Project Preparation Special Fund which provides grant support primarily to low income developing member countries to prepare high quality projects.READ MORE
Beijing, December 12, 2017
Together Major Development Finance Institutions Align Financial Flows with the Paris Agreement
The global development agenda is being transformed in fundamental ways. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed upon by the international community, constitute a universal compass, highlighting the need for systemic and collective action for sustainable, equitable and inclusive development for everyone on this planet. The imperative for mobilizing and shifting financial flows, public and private, towards sustainable development was highlighted by the 2015 Addis-Ababa Financing for Development Conference. The Paris Agreement reached at COP21 recognized that all countries and stakeholders must act to combat climate change. Since the Agreement’s entry into force in 2016, the momentum for climate action has become irreversible.READ MORE