Written by Japan International Cooperation Agency
1 May 2019

Date of effectiveness: 04.2007

The High-Level Technology Fund is a multi-donor trust fund that provides grant financing to encourage more widespread adoption of high-level technology (HLT) to address development challenges in ADB’s developing member countries. As of 2017, the Government of Japan is HLT Fund’s sole donor.

The HLT Fund seeks to promote the integration of HLT and innovative solutions into ADB-financed and administered projects, and connect technology providers with ADB’s project officers and developing member countries to explore business opportunities for high-level technology integration. The maximum funding for each TA or investment project is $5 million, while the maximum funding for each direct charges activity is $150,000. Any amount exceeding the maximum ceiling may be subject to prior consultation with and approval by the HLT Fund steering committee.