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COVID-19 (Coronavirus): ADB's Response

ADB is supporting its developing members in responding to the COVID-19 outbreak through finance, knowledge, and partnerships.

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ADB's Response to COVID-19: on the Side of Our Developing Members in Their Time of Need

ADB tripled the size of its response to the COVID-19 pandemic to $20 billion and approved measures to streamline its operations for quicker and more flexible delivery of assistance, says ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa.


Developing Asia to Grow Just 0.1% in 2020 — ADB

Developing Asia will barely grow in 2020 as containment measures to address the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic hamper economic activity and weaken external demand, according to a new set of forecasts from ADB.


ADB Study Maps Supply Chains for Key Products in COVID-19 Response

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has released a landmark study which maps supply chains for critical products in the global response to the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, clearing the way for the identification and removal of blockages in their production and distribution.


ADB COVID-19 Policy Database

Find out about the policy measures and the funding sources that ADB members have undertaken to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read: How are Countries in Asia and the Pacific Responding to COVID-19?

ADB's Response

News Releases on COVID-19 Financial Assistance to ADB Members

Articles on COVID-19

 53rd Annual Meeting of the ADB Board of Governors

53rd Annual Meeting of the Asian Development Bank

7 May 2020 Update

The 2020 Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors will now be in two stages in 22 May 2020 (Business Session for Governors only) & 18-21 September 2020 in Incheon, Republic of Korea (full-scale for all delegates). Further information on the Annual Meeting website.

Watch the webcast on ADB Live - 53rd Annual Meeting of the Asia Development Bank: Business Session Online | 22 May 2020, 11:00 a.m. Manila, Philippine time.

Publications and Documents

07 Jul 2020 | Papers and Briefs

COVID-19 Exposes Asian Banks’ Vulnerability to US Dollar Funding

This brief examines the US dollar funding exposure of Asian banks and suggests how policy makers in the region could support financial stability.

25 Jun 2020 | Reports

Asia Bond Monitor – June 2020

This edition of the Asia Bond Monitor reviews developments in emerging East Asian local currency bond markets and discusses how the financial sector can help fund the fight against the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

23 Jun 2020 | Brochures and Flyers

Protecting the Safety and Well-Being of Workers and Communities from COVID-19

This advisory note identifies key measures and shares resources that can help prevent the transmission and spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) among workers and communities.

19 Jun 2020 | Papers and Briefs

Three Decades of International Financial Crises: What Have We Learned and What Still Needs to be Done?

This paper highlights lessons from the Asian Financial Crisis, the Global Financial Crisis, and the Eurozone Debt Crisis to identify what more can be done to strengthen financial systems.