In the Spotlight
ADB’s Southeast Asia Development Symposium (SEADS) 2020: The New Normal: Driving Economic Recovery through Digital Innovation
Join the online event on 21 October. SEADS will focus on digital innovation with the context of the COVID-19 crisis and explore policies that can help Southeast Asian nations achieve a competitive edge in the age of disruptive technology.
Contracts Worth $1.7 Billion Awarded for ADB-Funded Malolos–Clark Railway Project
Construction of the Malolos–Clark Railway Project, a flagship Philippine project funded by ADB, is expected to begin soon, following the signing of three civil works contracts worth more than $1.7 billion.
Health System Enhancement to Address and Limit COVID-19
The Asian Development Bank is helping the Philippine government to further scale up its capacity to prevent and control the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) through a $125 million loan approved on 25 August 2020.
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.