Developing context-specific tailored support for FCAS and SIDS is a critical element in ADB’s approach to helping build resilience and secure lasting stability and development in the most vulnerable environments.
In line with its efforts to eradicate extreme poverty and build a prosperous, inclusive, resilient, and sustainable Asia and the Pacific, ADB prioritizes support for the poorest and most vulnerable countries in the region, including FCAS and SIDS. The increasing complexities of national and subnational fragility require focused responses to ensure lasting development gains.
ADB FCAS and SIDS operations use nonstandard, tailored approaches, including flexible business processes, strengthened human resources and field presence, and in-depth analytics to better understand multidimensional drivers of fragility and apply this knowledge to investments. ADB brings added value through diverse long-term concessional financing instruments designed to support these challenging environments.
ADB placed on hold its assistance in Afghanistan
effective 15 August 2021. Learn more
Lao People's Democratic Republic
ADB placed on hold its assistance in Myanmar
effective 1 February 2021. Learn more
Digital connectivity infrastructure in the Pacific has helped to considerably lower internet costs and broadened access for huge swathes of the population. The improved bandwidth has led to more efficient government services, and an expansion in the private sector.
ADB is well placed to match investors with appropriate projects in Pacific countries. ADB can offer "credit enhancements" products when lending to private sector investors to mitigate risk. An example is the Pacific Renewable Energy Program.
ADB is helping Papua New Guinea achieve universal health coverage through its Rural Primary Health Services Delivery Project. The project has established 34 rural health facilities, three urban health clinics and one district hospital.
Advisor, SDCC and Chief of Fragile and Conflict-Affected Situations
Principal Operations Coordination Specialist (Conflict-Affected Situations)
Principal Operations Coordination Specialist (Fragile Situations)
Senior Operations Coordination Specialist (Fragile Situations)
Operations Coordination Specialist (Conflict-Affected Situations)
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