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Country Operations Business Plans

ADB discontinued country operations business plans (COBPs) in July 2021. For proposed projects, please go to the Projects and Tenders page at https://www.adb.org/projects.

The Country Operations Business Plan describes the consistency of the business plan with the country partnership/regional cooperation strategy, including grants and projects in the pipeline.


  • Country Planning Documents | 17 Feb 2021

    Pakistan: Country Operations Business Plan (2021-2023)

    The country operations business plan (COBP) for Pakistan, 2021–2023 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is consistent with its country partnership strategy for Pakistan, 2021–2025.

  • Country Planning Documents | 17 Dec 2020

    Eleven Small Pacific Island Countries: Country Operations Business Plan (2021-2023)

    The Pacific Approach, 2016–20201 serves as the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB’s) country partnership strategy for the eleven small Pacific island countries (PIC-11). The priorities of the Pacific Approach, 2016–2020 will remain valid for the PIC-11 country operations business plan (COBP), 2021–2023 until the new Pacific Approach for 2021–2025 is considered in 2021.

  • Country Planning Documents | 16 Dec 2020

    Kyrgyz Republic: Country Operations Business Plan (2021-2023)

    The Kyrgyz Republic country operations business plan, 2021–2023 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is consistent with its country partnership strategy (CPS) 2018–2022

  • Country Planning Documents | 14 Dec 2020

    Myanmar: Country Operations Business Plan (2021-2023)

    The country operations business plan (COBP), 2021–2023 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for Myanmar is consistent with its country partnership strategy (CPS), 2017–2021 for Myanmar. ADB’s CPS priorities remain supportive of Myanmar’s development priorities, as articulated in the Myanmar Sustainable Development Plan 2018–2030, and valid for this COBP until a new CPS is prepared in 2021.

    ADB’s COBP will continue to focus on the following strategic priorities and crosscutting themes of the CPS: (i) improving access to and connectivity of rural and urban markets, and linking Myanmar to regional and global economies; and (ii) promoting structural and institutional reform to support modernization of the economy. The COBP is fully aligned with the operational priorities of ADB’s Strategy 2030.

  • Country Planning Documents | 11 Dec 2020

    Việt Nam: Kế hoạch hoạt động quốc gia (2021-2023)

    Kế hoạch hoạt động quốc gia (KHHĐQG) giai đoạn 2021-2023 của Ngân hàng Phát triển Châu Á (ADB) đối với Việt Nam được xây dựng trong bối cảnh đại dịch vi-rút cô-rô-na (COVID-19). Mặc dù số ca nhiễm COV-19 duy trì ở mức thấp so với các quốc gia khác trong khu vực, tốc độ tăng trưởng của Việt Nam vẫn bị ảnh hưởng và có sự suy giảm.

    KHHĐQG của ADB giai đoạn 2021-2023 đảm bảo tính nhất quán với các ưu tiên trong Chiến lược Đối tác quốc gia (CLĐTQG) của ADB giai đoạn 2016-2020. KHHĐQG xem xét các ưu tiên mới trong Kế hoạch Phát triển kinh tế-xã hội (KHPTKTXH) tới đây của Việt Nam, giai đoạn 2021-2025 và CLĐTQG của ADB trong cùng giai đoạn, hiện mới đang bắt đầu được xây dựng.

  • Country Planning Documents | 11 Dec 2020

    Philippines: Country Operations Business Plan (2021–2023)

    ADB's country partnership strategy for the Philippines, 2018–2023 focuses on achieving high and inclusive growth by accelerating infrastructure and long-term investments, promoting local economic development with a focus on Mindanao and Visayas, and targeting investments in people at the bottom 40% of the population. ADB’s country partnership strategy closely aligns with both its Strategy 2030, and the Philippine Development Plan, 2017–2022. It mainstreams crosscutting support to promote private sector participation, gender equality, environmentally sustainable development, and regional cooperation. At least 75% of all programs and projects for 2021–2023 will be gender mainstreamed.

  • Country Planning Documents | 11 Dec 2020

    Viet Nam: Country Operations Business Plan (2021-2023)

    The country operations business plan (COBP), 2021–2023 for Viet Nam of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is prepared in the context of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. Although the number of COVID-19 cases has remained low in comparison with other countries in the region, Viet Nam’s economic growth has suffered a set back.

    ADB’s COBP, 2021–2023 remains consistent with the priorities of ADB’s country partnership strategy (CPS), 2016–2020. The COBP takes into consideration the likely emerging priorities of the upcoming Socioeconomic Development Plan, 2021–2025 and ADB’s CPS, 2021–2025, for which the preparation has just started.

  • Fiji: Country Operations Business Plan (2021–2023) Country Planning Documents | 10 Dec 2020

    Fiji: Country Operations Business Plan (2021–2023)

    The country operations business plan, 2021–2023 for Fiji of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is consistent with its country partnership strategy, 2019–2023 for Fiji. ADB will continue to support Fiji to achieve sustained, inclusive, private sector-led growth by focusing on three strategic objectives: (i) promote private sector investment and growth, (ii) broaden access to quality services and economic opportunities, and (iii) build resilience and reduce economic volatility. Accelerating progress in gender equality, fostering regional cooperation and integration, and leveraging private sector investment and public–private partnerships are priorities that are mainstreamed in all strategic objectives. ADB will also support the Government of Fiji’s response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

  • Thailand: Country Operations Business Plan (2021–2023) Country Planning Documents | 10 Dec 2020

    Thailand: Country Operations Business Plan (2021–2023)

    The country operations business plan (COBP) 2021–2023 for Thailand of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is consistent with its country partnership strategy (CPS), 2013–2016, which still remains valid. The CPS is aligned with the Government of Thailand’s policies and action plans and ADB’s Strategy 2030. ADB is preparing its new CPS, 2021–2025, under which the proposed COBP acts as a bridge between the current CPS, 2013–2016 and the forthcoming CPS, 2021–2025, planned to obtain an approval by Q1 2021.

  • Country Planning Documents | 18 Nov 2020

    Maldives: Country Operations Business Plan (2021-2023)

    This country operations business plan (COBP) 2021–2023 is the first COBP of the country partnership strategy (CPS), 2020–2024 of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) with the Government of Maldives. The lending assistance program for 2021–2023 is in line with the following strategic objectives of the CPS, 2020–2024: (i) improve the quality of life of island communities while ensuring environmental sustainability; (ii) strengthen competitiveness and diversify the economic base; and (iii) enhance public sector efficiency and fiscal sustainability. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic is expected to adversely affect the country’s economic performance in 2020, in particular because of the impact of the worldwide travel restrictions on the tourism sector. Negative impacts, although possibly less severe, may spill over to 2021.

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