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Sri Lanka and ADB

ADB continues its focus on building high-quality infrastructure in the transport, energy, and urban sectors, while also contributing to the country's key development goals of economic diversification, job creation, income enhancement, and rural economic development.

15 Sep 2020 | Article

How Countries in Asia and the Pacific are Working Toward Universal Health Coverage and Controlling COVID-19

The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic across Asia and the Pacific has exposed the gaps and deficiencies in the region’s health systems and the interdependence between health security and economic stability.

09 Jul 2020 | News Release

ADB, Education Above All Foundation Agree to Work Together for Quality Primary Education for Out-of-School Children

ADB and the Qatar-based Education Above All Foundation have signed an agreement to carry out $100 million in joint projects to put out-of-school and at-risk children into quality primary education.

24 Jun 2020 | News from Country Offices

Sri Lanka Inaugurates a New ADB-Funded COVID-19 Testing Laboratory

ADB has funded the construction and equipment of a new molecular polymerase chain reaction (PCR) laboratory at the Colombo East Base Hospital to support Sri Lanka in its response against the COVID-19 pandemic.

10 Jun 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Approves $3 Million Grant to Assist Sri Lanka’s Response to COVID-19

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $3 million grant from its Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund...


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16 Sep 2020 | Speech

15th Informal Meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Finance Ministers - Shixin Chen

Speech by Shixin Chen, ADB Vice President (Operations 1) at the 15th Informal Meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Finance Ministers, 16 September 2020

31 Aug 2020 | Asian Development Blog

COVID-19 increases the urgency to upgrade skills and prepare for a new world of work

In Sri Lanka, an effort to match education with the skills needed in the workplace provides valuable lessons for the future of work. 

15 Apr 2020 | Op-Ed / Opinion

Is Developing Asia Ready for the Industry 4.0 Revolution? - Shixin Chen

Smart technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) promise to disrupt the long-standing "Asian growth model" that has fuelled industrial development in developing Asia.

24 Mar 2020 | Asian Development Blog

Leverage development experience to beat COVID-19

COVID-19 is uncharted territory but development professionals bring a wealth of experience from past crises to rebuild lives, livelihoods, and economies. 


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