Myanmar : COVID-19 Active Response and Expenditure Support Program

Sovereign Project | 54255-001

Project Details

  • Project Officer
    Chongvilaivan, Aekapol
    Sectors Group
    Request for information
  • Country/Economy
  • Sector
    • Public sector management
Project Name
COVID-19 Active Response and Expenditure Support Program
Project Number
Country / Economy
  • Myanmar
Project Status
Project Type / Modality of Assistance
  • Loan
Source of Funding / Amount
Loan 3960-MYA: COVID-19 Active Response and Expenditure Support Program
Source Amount
Concessional ordinary capital resources lending US$ 250.00 million
Operational Priorities
  • OP1: Addressing remaining poverty and reducing inequalities
  • OP2: Accelerating progress in gender equality
  • OP5: Promoting rural development and food security
  • OP7: Fostering regional cooperation and integration
Sector / Subsector
  • Agriculture, natural resources and rural development / Agricultural policy, institutional and capacity development

  • Health / Disease control of communicable disease - Health system development

  • Public sector management / Public expenditure and fiscal management - Social protection initiatives

Effective gender mainstreaming
Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

Adverse impacts of COVID-19 on health, livelihoods, and economy mitigated (COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan)

Project Outcome

Description of Outcome

COVID-19 outbreak effectively controlled and adverse effects on the poor and vulnerable population and businesses reduced

Progress Toward Outcome

Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs

Social assistance provided to the poor and vulnerable groups and populations at risk

Health system strengthened for COVID-19 prevention and control

MSMEs safeguarded and workers supported during the economic downturn

Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Geographical Location

Safeguard Categories

Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects

Environmental Aspects
The program is not expected to have any environmental or social safeguard impacts within the meaning of the Safeguard Policy Statement.
Involuntary Resettlement
The program is not expected to have any environmental or social safeguard impacts within the meaning of the Safeguard Policy Statement.
Indigenous Peoples
The program is not expected to have any environmental or social safeguard impacts within the meaning of the Safeguard Policy Statement.

Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation

During Project Design

ADB coordinates its COVID-19 response support closely with other development partners and the government's Development Aid Coordination Unit, chaired by the State Counsellor. The WHO supported the formulation of the HSCP and helped coordinate between United Nations agencies and nongovernment organizations. ADB is coordinating with the IMF, which provided support through its Rapid Credit Facility and Rapid Financing instrument, and the World Bank to conduct macroeconomic monitoring and to support the government's economic stimulus programs. This coordination also extends to assessing the impact of COVID-19 and designing the proposed CARES Program, for which the IMF provided an assessment letter. ADB is working closely with Agence Fran

aise de D

veloppement, the European Union, the IMF, Japan International Cooperation Agency, the United States Agency for International Development, and the World Bank, and is exploring financing opportunities to help implement the COVID-19 Economic Relief Plan.

During Project Implementation
The loan was approved on 21 August 2020 and loan agreement signed on 4 September 2020. ADB is coordinating with relevant government agency to obtain the necessary documents in order for the loan to be declared effective. The loan is expected to be disbursed in 2 tranches. First tranche in October 2020 and the final tranche in December 2020.


Responsible ADB Officer
Chongvilaivan, Aekapol
Responsible ADB Department
Sectors Group
Responsible ADB Division
Public Sector Management and Governance Sector Office (SG-PSMG)
Executing Agencies
Ministry of Planning, Finance, and Industry formerly (Ministry of Planning and Finance


Concept Clearance
Fact Finding
26 May 2020 to 01 Jul 2020
07 Jul 2020
21 Aug 2020
Last Review Mission
Last PDS Update
22 Sep 2020


Loan 3960-MYA

Approval Signing Date Effectivity Date Closing
Original Revised Actual
21 Aug 2020 04 Sep 2020 29 Sep 2020 30 Sep 2021 - -
Financing Plan
  Total (Amount in US$ million)
Project Cost 250.00
ADB 250.00
Counterpart 0.00
Cofinancing 0.00
Loan Utilization
  Date ADB Others Net Percentage
Cumulative Contract Awards 06 Jun 2024 250.00 0.00 100%
Cumulative Disbursements 06 Jun 2024 250.00 0.00 100%

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Contracts Awarded

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