AIIB Project Preparation Special Fund is Open to Proposals

Established in June 2016, the Project Preparation Special Fund (Special Fund) is a multidonor facility with the primary purpose of supporting eligible AIIB members—especially low-income members—prepare bankable infrastructure projects AIIB may finance.

The Special Fund provides technical assistance grants for preparing bankable infrastructure projects. Through these grants, clients can hire experts and consultants to carry out the required preparation work.

Project preparation activities supported by these grants are critical to improve project quality, ensure bankability in terms of economic, environmental and social sustainability and implementation readiness.

To date, USD33.64 million for fifteen grants has been approved under the Special Fund.

Please refer to the Special Fund Toolkit for more information about the Special Fund, including eligibility criteria for members and projects, preparatory activities that the Fund can and cannot support and step-by-step application process. The Toolkit also provides answers to frequently asked questions.

You can send your questions regarding Special Fund to

For more details or queries about Special Fund, eligible Fund recipients may also consult with the AIIB Project Team Leader of the concerned investment project.

Relevant Documents:

Special Fund Rules and Regulations

Special Fund Toolkit

Application Form


Project Preparation Special Fund Inquiries

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