ADB Theme Bonds for Sustainable Development

Publication | November 2020

This publication provides an overview of ADB’s gender, health, and water bonds and highlights a selection of projects they fund in Asia and the Pacific.

ADB’s thematic bonds are designed to support projects that contribute to sustainable growth in developing Asia. They are also being utilized to help combat the impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. As of October 2020, issuances for ADB’s gender, health, and water bonds totaled $2.22 billion. This publication explains the key features of all three bonds and showcases two projects funded by each bond.


  • Gender Bonds
  • Health Bonds
  • Water Bonds

Additional Details

  • Finance sector development
  • Gender
  • Health
  • Emerging diseases
  • COVID-19
  • Health sector development and reform
  • Water
  • Sanitation
  • Rural Water
  • Urban Water
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  • 8.5 x 11
  • ARM200314

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