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ADB's partnership strategy for the Philippines focuses on accelerating infrastructure and long-term investments, promoting local economic development, and investing in people.

24 Nov 2020 | News Release

ADB, Indorama Ventures Sign $100 Million Blue Loan to Boost Recycling, Reduce Ocean Plastic Waste

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and Indorama Ventures Public Company Limited (IVL) signed a $100 million financing package to reduce the environmental impact of plastic and promote a circular economy by boosting the capacity of IVL...

10 Nov 2020 | News Release

ADB Approves Policy Framework for Exposure Exchanges with Multilateral Development Banks

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today approved a new policy framework to guide its collaboration with multilateral development banks (MDBs) on sovereign exposure exchanges to manage risks created by the concentration of loans in a small...

23 Oct 2020 | News Release

ADB Helps Boost Philippine Military's COVID-19 Testing Capacity

ADB has donated two COVID-19 testing machines that can each test nearly 100 people per hour to the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to support the country’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

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24 Nov 2020 | Asian Development Blog

The COVID-19 dilemma: Public health versus the economy

The tradeoff between lost lives during the pandemic and lost livelihoods is often viewed as an all-or-nothing choice between complete lockdown versus zero restrictions. In reality, a balance can be struck.

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.

17 Nov 2020 | Asian Development Blog

Closing the gender gap in the ownership of family businesses

The pandemic is putting pressure on small enterprises, which are disproportionately owned or controlled by men. The right policies could help close the gender gap. 

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.

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