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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's Response to COVID-19: on the Side of Our Developing Members in Their Time of Need

ADB tripled the size of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic to $20 billion and approved measures to streamline its operations for quicker and more flexible delivery of assistance, says ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa.


Developing Asia to Grow Just 0.1% in 2020 — ADB

Developing Asia will barely grow in 2020 as containment measures to address the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic hamper economic activity and weaken external demand, according to a new set of forecasts from ADB.


ADB Study Maps Supply Chains for Key Products in COVID-19 Response

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released a landmark study which maps supply chains for critical products in the global response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, clearing the way for the identification and removal of blockages in their production and distribution.


COVID-19 Economic Impact Assessment Template

This template looks at the potential economy- and sector-specific impact of the COVID-19 outbreak. The scenarios and estimates are revised to reflect the escalating and broadening reach of the health crisis.

ADB's Response

News Releases on COVID-19 Financial Assistance to ADB Members

Articles on COVID-19

Photo Essay

COVID-19: Responding to the Present Crisis, Preparing for Future Challenges

ADB is formulating an aggressive set of actions to protect the poor, the vulnerable, and wider populations across Asia and the Pacific. And to ensure economies will rebound as swiftly as possible.

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Publications and Documents

07 Jul 2020 | Papers and Briefs

COVID-19 Exposes Asian Banks’ Vulnerability to US Dollar Funding

This brief examines the US dollar funding exposure of Asian banks and suggests how policy makers in the region could support financial stability.

25 Jun 2020 | Papers and Briefs

The Impact of COVID-19 on Tourism Enterprises in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic: An Initial Assessment

This brief estimates the initial impact of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) on tourism enterprises in the Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR).

25 Jun 2020 | Reports

Asia Bond Monitor – June 2020

This edition of the Asia Bond Monitor reviews developments in emerging East Asian local currency bond markets and discusses how the financial sector can help fund the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

23 Jun 2020 | Brochures and Flyers

Protecting the Safety and Well-Being of Workers and Communities from COVID-19

This advisory note identifies key measures and shares resources that can help prevent the transmission and spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among workers and communities.

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