The Philippines has demonstrated resilience amidst a difficult external environment, in contrast to the regional trend.
In November 2013, ADB responded to the government's call for emergency relief and reconstruction support after Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) hit central Philippines. ADB designed and approved more than $900 million in assistance for relief, recovery, and reconstruction of affected areas. In February 2014, ADB also opened the Extended Mission to Yolanda-Affected Areas in Tacloban City.
ADB's country partnership strategy, 2011 to 2016 for the Philippines targets governance reforms and measures to drive broad-based growth and poverty reduction efforts.