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Asia Needs to Leverage Stronger Regional Cooperation to Boost COVID-19 Recovery

Asia Needs to Leverage Stronger Regional Cooperation to Boost COVID-19 Recovery

Stronger regional cooperation strategies—including in health, trade, finance, and disaster risk—can help Asia and the Pacific accelerate economic growth and a robust recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Download the publication


With $250 Million Loan, ADB is Boosting PNG’s COVID-19 Response

PNG has been hit hard by COVID-19, with hundreds of cases and widespread economic pain. But a loan of $250 million will help PNG bolster its health services while supporting social assistance, food security, and gender equality.


ADB Insight: Reopening Tourism

In Episode 2 of ADB Insight, we look at the impact COVID-19 has had on tourism in Asia and the Pacific and what needs to happen for the industry to welcome travelers and holidaymakers back. Watch now

What is CAREC?

The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program is a partnership of 11 countries and development partners working together to promote development through cooperation, leading to accelerated economic growth and poverty reduction. It is guided by the overarching vision of “Good Neighbors, Good Partners, and Good Prospects.” Find out more about CAREC


20 Years of CAREC: Working Together for Sustainable Development

For 20 years, the CAREC Program has been working to achieve shared, sustainable development in Central Asia. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, CAREC’s 11 member countries and development partners work together to drive growth in the region.

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Central Asian countries are moving forward together to beat COVID-19

A forward-looking, regional approach is needed for countries in Central Asia to respond to the pandemic and prepare for future public health threats.


Q&A: Regional cooperation in Afghanistan with ADB’s Country Director for Afghanistan Narendra Singru

Afghanistan is chairing CAREC Program in 2020. ADB’s Country Director for Afghanistan Narendra Singru explains how regional cooperation can benefit Afghanistan and the wider CAREC region.

Data Storytelling and Visualization Challenge

The challenge is to use one’s creativity and imagination to help answer a question relevant to development policy by writing a data story or building a data visualization featuring data from the Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific.

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How COVID-19 Is Changing the World: A Statistical Perspective Volume 2

ADB's contribution to this report highlights the vulnerability of economies that have a significant or growing dependence on remittances.


Key Indicators for Asia and the Pacific 2020

This publication provides updated statistics on a comprehensive set of economic, financial, social, and environmental measures as well as select indicators for the Sustainable Development Goals.

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Water Financing Partnership Facility

The Water Financing Partnership Facility (Asia Water Fund) has been catalyzing more innovative, resilient, inclusive, and sustainable water investments in Asia and the Pacific. 


Green Infrastructure Investment Opportunities: Philippines 2020 Report

This report explores green bonds and other finance instruments for climate-resilient infrastructure and investment opportunities that can support the Philippines in achieving a low carbon economy.


Gender Case Studies

The gender results provide an overview of gender issues, design features, and implementation arrangements that contribute to achieving gender-related targets in ADB projects.

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