Review of ADB’s Comprehensive Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic Policy (2020)

Institutional Document | June 2021

This Review submits to the Board of Directors an updated assessment of the special policy variations introduced as part of the Policy Paper and provides recommended actions following the expiration of their approved 15-month validity period.

The Review recommends a range of actions to permanently enhance ADB’s ability to quickly and effectively provide DMCs with tailored solutions during health emergencies. Recommendations include extending most special policy variations until the end of December 2021 to enable key features of ADB’s response package to be mainstreamed into ADB’s regular sovereign and nonsovereign instruments.


  • Executive Summary
  • Introduction
  • Review of the Sovereign Special Policy Variations
  • Review of the Nonsovereign Special Policy Variations
  • Recommendation
  • Appendixes

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Health
  • Emerging diseases
  • COVID-19

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