The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is a multilateral development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people. In partnership with member governments, independent specialists and other financial institutions, the institution is focused on delivering projects in developing member countries that create economic and development impact. ADB's main instruments are loans, technical assistance, grants, advice, and knowledge.
ADB lending is focused in five core operational areas: Infrastructure - including transport and communications, energy, water supply and sanitation and urban development - Environment, Regional Cooperation and Integration, Finance Sector Development, and Education.
The GRA is sponsored by the the Urban Climate Change Resilience Trust Fund (UCCRTF).
The UCCRTF will help build resilience to the effects of climate variability and climate change within medium-sized cities in Asia, particularly to reduce the vulnerability of the urban poor.
The UCCRTF was established in December 2013 under the Urban Financing Partnership Facility. It supports ADB's response to the huge unmet needs of the region for both basic and economic infrastructure, being a core business area of operations under the Strategy 2020.