Practical Actions to Operationalize the One Health Approach in the Asian Development Bank

Publication | May 2022

This working paper explains the concept of One Health and how it aligns with ADB’s Strategy 2030 and operational priorities for development efforts in Asia and the Pacific.

The One Health approach has the potential to transform the work of international development organizations including ADB. This working paper elaborates on how One Health can be instrumental in ADB’s efforts to support recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic in the Asia and Pacific region, along with other development issues including antimicrobial resistance, food security, ecological security, biodiversity, human health, and climate change.


  • Introduction
  • What is One Health?
  • Why Does One Health Matter to ADB and its Developing Member Countries?
  • How to Integrate and Promote a One Health Approach
  • Looking Ahead
  • Appendix: One Health Tools

Additional Details

  • ADB administration and governance
  • Strategy 2030
  • Health
  • 38
  • 8.5 x 11
  • WPS220202-2

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