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$150 Million Loan to Help Sri Lanka Purchase COVID-19 Vaccines
The Asian Development Bank has approved a loan of $150 million for Sri Lanka to purchase vaccines against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and improve vaccination information, delivery, and monitoring systems.
ADB Data Show the Impact of COVID-19 on Government Finance in Developing Asia
Many countries in developing Asia have been left with large negative fiscal balances due to the impact of COVID-19, ADB data show. A fiscal imbalance occurs when a government spends more money than it takes in through tax and other revenues.
Q&A: Kenichi Yokoyama on climate resilient and sustainable infrastructure in South Asia
Kenichi Yokoyama, Director General of ADB's South Asia Department, explains ADB’s responses to regional challenges, gives concrete examples of what ADB has already done, and what it intends to do in the years ahead.
It’s time to stem the tide of women’s under-employment
In Sri Lanka, efforts need to be made to promote science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education for girls to support their employment potential.