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23 Nov 2016 description

PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (23 November 2016) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $117 million loan to the Governments of Cambodia, Lao People’s Democratic Republic (Lao PDR), Myanmar and Viet Nam to enhance responses to emerging infectious diseases and the management of other major public health threats. The Lao PDR government is also receiving $8 million in grant assistance.

15 Nov 2016 description

This study maps out the major weaknesses of each fragile situation on the latest country performance assessment exercises and identifies overall common issues that need special attention.

10 Nov 2016 description

Strong health information systems hold the key to ending malaria in the Greater Mekong Subregion. The area is of particular concern because of growing resistance to artemisinin-based combination therapies.

13 Oct 2016 description
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Myanmar Vesion

Executive Summary

Myanmar is in rapid political and economic transition, with a triple-reform agenda focused on democratic governance and rule of law; national unity and peace via reconciliation with political parties and ethnic armed organizations; market-oriented economic adjustments, inclusive growth, bottom-up planning and decentralization; improved management of government institutions; collaboration with the international community and Myanmar’s diaspora; and removal of media censorship.

14 Jun 2016 description

NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR – Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Takehiko Nakao met with Myanmar’s President U Htin Kyaw and State Counsellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs Daw Aung San Suu Kyi to discuss Myanmar’s development prospects, macroeconomic and structural priorities, and ADB’s support to the new administration.

22 Apr 2016 description

NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $10 million grant from the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction to rebuild cyclone-damaged community infrastructure and restore livelihoods in villages in Chin state—the poorest and most remote part of Myanmar.

22 Apr 2016 description
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The ADB program in Myanmar has provided loans, grants and technical assistance to grow the country’s economy and improve the lives of people, particularly the poor, women, children and other vulnerable groups.

ADB is supporting Myanmar’s economic and social transition, with development loans and grants amounting to $991.5 million from 2013 to 2015.

The ADB program in Myanmar aims to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth. It ranges from transport, energy, and telecommunications to water supply, rural and urban development, skills, and capacity building.

17 Nov 2015 description

YANGON, MYANMAR – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $60 million loan to improve the urban environment and boost public health through better water management in Mandalay so the historic city can further develop as the cultural, educational and economic hub of northern Myanmar.

02 Sep 2015 description

NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR – The Government of Myanmar and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a $3 million grant agreement to finance relief efforts for communities affected by recent flooding and landslides.

The agreement was signed by U Maung Maung Win, Permanent Secretary of Myanmar’s Ministry of Finance, and Winfried Wicklein, ADB’s Myanmar Country Director.

24 Aug 2015 description

This paper examines the agriculture sector reforms and developments in Cambodia, the Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Myanmar, and Viet Nam.

17 Jul 2015 description

AUTHOR
Findlay, Ronald
Park, Cyn-Young
Verbiest, Jean-Pierre

Speeding up development in Myanmar requires a multipronged but more coherent strategy targeted at strong and resilient growth, employment generation and, ultimately, rapid reduction of poverty.

28 Nov 2014 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – An $80 million Asian Development Bank (ADB) loan will upgrade a road providing a key link in and out of Myanmar’s agriculturally rich but underdeveloped Ayeyarwaddy Delta.

07 Mar 2014 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – A new $4 million grant funded by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction and administered by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) will help bring much-needed water and sanitation improvements to underserved townships in Yangon and Mandalay, two of Myanmar’s most populated cities.

17 Feb 2014 description

NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR – The Government of Myanmar and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) have signed two grant agreements financed by the Government of Japan through Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) grants to help cut rural poverty and to expand HIV/AIDS services to vulnerable groups and into remote areas.

26 Dec 2013 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide a strategic link between Myanmar’s government and the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) currently providing HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment services in order to strengthen the provision of healthcare in remote, vulnerable, and hard-to-reach populations.

10 Feb 2013 description

NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR – ADB reconfirms its commitment to Myanmar’s development, Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Haruhiko Kuroda said today in a meeting with Myanmar President U Thein Sein.

28 Jan 2013 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is resuming operations in Myanmar, with an assistance package for social and economic development that is designed to build a solid foundation for further reforms to alleviate poverty and foster growth.

04 Dec 2012 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is marking World AIDS Day with the launch of a new HIV project in Myanmar, where transmission risks and infection rates are a growing concern.

“Growing cross-border movement of people and goods has increased health risks, including HIV and malaria in Myanmar,” said Stephen Groff, ADB’s Vice-President (Operations 2). “This project will support cost effective and high impact measures to prevent the spread of HIV.”

29 Oct 2012 description
Myanmar: Interim Country Partnership Strategy 2012-2014

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Myanmar have agreed on a new Interim Country Partnership Strategy that sets the stage for ADB’s re-engagement in the country.

“ADB will work with the government to create jobs and lay the foundation for long-term economic growth that benefits the country as a whole,” said Stephen Groff, ADB’s Vice President for East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. “This strategy will guide our re-engagement with Myanmar to make sure that the country is set on a path of sustainable and inclusive growth.”

23 Oct 2012 description

NAY PYI TAW, MYANMAR – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Australia are providing $570,000 in technical assistance to strengthen planning and reforms in post-primary education in Myanmar, including secondary education, technical and vocational education and training, and higher education, a vital component to ensuring the country is prepared for opportunities created by ongoing democratic and financial reforms.