The influx of more than 700,000 people from Myanmar’s Rakhine State into Cox’s Bazar District in neighboring Bangladesh in August 2017 created a humanitarian crisis. Joining concerted international efforts, ADB quickly mobilized ADF grant funding of $100 million to help ensure this emergency situation did not escalate further.
The ADF-assisted Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Tourism Infrastructure for Inclusive Growth Project, has spurred a sharp rise in homestay and other tourism-based businesses in the southern part of Champasak Province, Lao PDR.
The Health Sector Development Program, supported by the ADF facility and additional ADF grant funding for a total of $20 million, is improving primary health care delivery and information systems in Bhutan.
The Maternal and Child Health Integrated Care Project funded by the ADF 12 grant is improving hospital and health-care center infrastructure and equipment and helping staff and oversight agencies plan and deploy human resources more effectively in Tajikistan.
The Pacific Disaster Resilience (PDR) Program program allocates $15 million in policy-based loans and ADF grants for Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu when disasters occur and also supports priority actions for disaster risk management.