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COVID-19 (Coronavirus): ADB's Response

ADB is supporting its developing members in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak through finance, knowledge, and partnerships.

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ADB Insight: Hunt for a Vaccine

The Asian Development Bank debuts a new webcast series, ADB Insight. Featuring a lively and informative interview/panel format, the program brings together experts from across Asia and the Pacific to discuss key development issues and solutions for our region. Episode 1 looks at the prospects for a vaccine for COVID-19 and what the region can do to make sure it’s ready. Watch now


Green Finance Strategies for Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery in Southeast Asia: Greening Recoveries for Planet and People

ADB has committed $11.2 billion in grants, technical assistance, loans, and private sector assistance to help its developing members as they address the devastating impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here is a summary of progress so far. Download


Our top 10 blogs for the third quarter show how Asia and Pacific is rising to the COVID-19 challenge.


Asian Impact: ADB Distinguished Speaker Program—Michael Kremer

Nobel Laureate Michael Kremer will explore how to create appropriate incentives to accelerate vaccine access. ADB managers will discuss how the bank can help ensure Asia is not left behind.

ADB's Response

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Articles on COVID-19

Publications and Documents

23 Oct 2020 | Papers and Briefs

Public Health Innovations for COVID-19: Finding, Trusting, and Scaling Innovation

This paper provides an overview of innovative solutions that can bolster public health responses during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

23 Oct 2020 | Reports

Accelerating Climate and Disaster Resilience and Low-Carbon Development through the COVID-19 Recovery: Technical Note

This technical note presents an assessment framework for designing coronavirus disease (COVID-19) recovery interventions that are geared toward accelerating climate and disaster resilience and low-carbon development.

13 Oct 2020 | Board Documents

Chair’s Summary – Country Partnership Strategy: Indonesia, 2020–2024—Emerging Stronger

This document summarizes the discussion of the meeting of the ADB Board of Directors held on 23 September 2020 discussing the Country Partnership Strategy for Indonesia, 2020–2024—Emerging Stronger.

13 Oct 2020 | Papers and Briefs

Impact of COVID-19 and Locust Swarms on Farm Households in Sindh, Pakistan: Analysis of Data from a Cross-Sectional Survey

This brief identifies measures to mitigate the impact of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and locust infestation on farm households and the agriculture sector based on findings from a survey in Sindh, Pakistan.