AIIB Strategic Programming

The Bank follows a strategic and systematic approach to investment planning. During 2017, the Bank will fine-tune its multi-year strategic programming approach to better align the emerging thematic priorities with client needs.

Integration of Stakeholders Perspectives into Strategic Programming

AIIB Business Plan & Strategic Programming
Feedback from project implementation feeds into future strategic directions
Future demand is driven by clients’ perception of capacities
Income and risk profile of investments drive future financial capacity
The program drives the building of staff and institutional capacity

Institutional Goals

The 2017 Business Plan proposed to establish 4 institutional goals which build on progress made during the Bank’s inaugural year and lay the foundation for implementing the three thematic priorities:
  • Sharpening the Bank’s Strategic Focus and Shaping its Corporate Brand
  • Scaling-Up Support to Clients and Refining the Programming Approach
  • Bolstering Financial Sustainability and Paving the Way for Market Access
  • Continuing Institution Building

Thematic Priorities

During its first year of operations, client demand and stakeholder engagements have strongly validated the original rationale for the creation of the Bank, and emphasized three areas of particular relevance, which have now evolved into the Bank’s emerging thematic priorities:
  • Sustainable Infrastructure

    Promoting green infrastructure and supporting countries to meet their environmental and development goals.
  • Cross-country Connectivity

    Prioritizing cross-border infrastructure, ranging from roads and rail, to ports, energy pipelines and telecoms across Central Asia, and the maritime routes in South East and South Asia, and the Middle East, and beyond.
  • Private Capital Mobilization

    Devising innovative solutions that catalyze private capital, in partnership with other MDBs, governments, private financiers and other partners.

Sector Strategies

The Bank has a specific geographic and sectoral mandate which enables it to offer specialized skills, expertise and market knowledge. Building on the thematic priorities described above, the Bank will sharpen its core sectoral competencies and develop its business lines – focusing initially on energy, transport, and sustainable cities. The focus on private capital mobilization is a cross-cutting theme applicable in all sectors. Over time, the Bank aims to become a ‘go-to’ project finance organization in these areas of specialization.