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Public Transport Can Bounce Back from COVID-19 with New and Green Technology, Says ADB

MANILA, PHILIPINES (3 August 2020) - Public transport must adapt to a “new normal” in the wake of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic and adopt technologies that will render it more green and resilient to future disasters, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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07 Aug 2020 | News Release

ADB, UNDP Sign Agreement to Boost Disaster Recovery in Asia Pacific

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today signed an agreement to strengthen disaster recovery capacity in selected countries across Asia and the Pacific.

07 Aug 2020 | News from Country Offices

ADB Approves Additional $2.5 Million Grant to Tajikistan for COVID-19 Response

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved an additional $2.5 million grant to Tajikistan from its Asia Pacific Disaster Response Fund (APDRF) to further support the government’s emergency response to the coronavirus disease.....

07 Aug 2020 | Video

Nature-based Approach to Managing Climatic Risks and Natural Disasters

The Dujiangyan water resource management system in the People's Republic of China uses nature-based approaches to manage climatic risks and natural disasters.

07 Aug 2020 | Article

How ADB and UNICEF Partnered to Fight COVID-19

The following is an oral history describing how the partnership between ADB and UNICEF came to be.

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Two ways to help revive tourism in Asia and the Pacific

Promoting domestic travel and using “travel bubbles” will help throw a lifeline to the region's struggling tourism industry.

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COVID-19: There’s an app for that

In Asia and the Pacific government and private companies are using digital platforms to address the pandemic. They should also use them to speed their economies into recovery. 

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The pandemic’s economic impact will be deep, but proactive policies will help

To mitigate the damage, governments should focus on containing the pandemic, helping families and supporting businesses

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28 Oct 2020 | Online, 4:00 p.m., SGT

Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program (TSCFP) Awards

Join us at the annual Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program (TSCFP) Awards. Amidst COVID-19, a virtual event will be held on 28 October 2020, 4:00 p.m. SGT.

30 Sep 2020 | Online

ADBI–Cambridge University Online Course on Fintech & Regulatory Innovation

ADBI, CCAF, and the JBSEEL are offering an 8-week Online Course on Fintech & Regulatory Innovation and related scholarships for select policy makers from Asian Development Bank developing member countries.

07 Sep 2020 | Online

2020 Asian Evaluation Week

The Asian Evaluation Week (AEW) is a leading evaluation knowledge sharing platform in the Asia and Pacific region.

27 Aug 2020 | Online

ADBI-Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Virtual Session on City-Wide Inclusive Sanitation: Sustainably and Equitably Solving Urban Sanitation

This ADBI-BMGF virtual session on city-wide inclusive sanitation will feature Christoph Lüthi of the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science who will discuss ways to improve the delivery and sustainability of sanitation services.


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