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ADB operations in Myanmar address the strategic areas of infrastructure connectivity, human capital and skills development, and structural and institutional reform to improve the inclusiveness of the country's economic growth.

29 Oct 2020 | News from Country Offices

$484 Million ADB Loan to Fund New GMS Expressway in Myanmar

ADB has approved a $483.8 million loan to build a 64-km expressway connecting the capital of Bago region and the township of Kyaikto in Mon state in Myanmar and support economic development along the GMS East–West...

22 Oct 2020 | News Release

MSMEs Key to Southeast Asia's Post-COVID-19 Recovery — ADB

Strengthening the dynamics of MSMEs with innovation and internationalization will be key to revitalizing Southeast Asian economies devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report from ADB.

21 Oct 2020 | News Release

ADB Urges Southeast Asian Countries to Close Digital Divide, Promote Equitable Growth Amid COVID-19

ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa today urged Southeast Asian countries to expand investments in digital infrastructure and ensure equitable access to technology as economies recover from the COVID-19 pandemic.

09 Oct 2020 | News from Country Offices

$30 Million ADB Loan to Scale Up Myanmar’s COVID-19 Health Response

ADB has approved a $30 million loan to boost Myanmar’s response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, especially in areas with a high minority population but inadequate access to health care and other essential services.


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20 Nov 2020 | Asian Development Blog

RCEP is a gargantuan trade deal but will economies be able to make the most of it?

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership brings 15 nations and 2.2 billion people into a trade partnership. It also offers broad economic and societal benefits that go beyond imports and exports.

18 Nov 2020 | Asian Development Blog

Coping with the pandemic in South Asia by making it easier to trade

The pandemic has underscored the importance of trade facilitation within South Asia and with the region’s neighbors.

21 Oct 2020 | Asian Development Blog

COVID-19 is sending millions of overseas workers back into Southeast Asia’s rural areas

With the right policies, enough jobs can be created to employ returning workers and creating the opportunity for a new era in agricultural entrepreneurship in the region.

21 Oct 2020 | Speech

Harnessing Digital Technology for Sustainable Recovery - Masatsugu Asakawa

Speech by Masatsugu Asakawa, President, Asian Development Bank, at the Southeast Asia Development Symposium, 21 October 2020


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