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10 Dec 2018 description

KATOWICE, POLAND (7 December 2018) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today announced the launch of the Article 6 Support Facility, a $4 million initiative to help developing member countries (DMCs) in Asia and the Pacific combat climate change through a key provision of the Paris Agreement.

28 Nov 2018 description

BISHKEK, KYRGYZ REPUBLIC (28 November 2018) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved $38.6 million in development financing to help modernize irrigation systems, improve agriculture and land management, strengthen disaster risk management, and enhance data collection and analysis in the Kyrgyz Republic.

24 Nov 2018 description

News from Country Offices | 16 November 2018

NEW DELHI, INDIA (16 November 2018) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of India today signed a $169 million loan as the first tranche of up to $500 million in multitranche financing to develop climate-resilient water supply, sewerage, and drainage infrastructure in at least 10 cities in the state of Tamil Nadu.

24 Nov 2018 description

News Release | 20 November 2018

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (20 November 2018) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $500 million emergency assistance loan to support the Government of Indonesia’s recovery and rehabilitation of Lombok and Central Sulawesi after recent disasters claimed thousands of lives and destroyed infrastructure, property, and livelihoods.

21 Nov 2018 description

Intergovernmental food aid organizations are key to addressing climate-change-induced food crises.

15 Nov 2018 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (14 November 2018) — As the Asian Development Bank (ADB) considers a $400 million emergency relief package to assist in the rebuilding and rehabilitation of Marawi City in southern Philippines, ADB Vice-President Mr. Stephen Groff visited the city and discussed with provincial and city leaders and displaced residents how ADB can help improve the lives of people affected by the armed conflict that ended in October 2017.

07 Nov 2018 description

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Flood and environmental risk management (FERM) is a new concept recognizing the close connection between managing flood risk and managing risks to the physical environment and biological ecosystems.

16 Oct 2018 description

NGERULMUD, PALAU (16 October 2018) — The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Board of Directors has approved a $15 million policy-based loan to help strengthen Palau’s resilience to disasters by providing a predictable and quick-disbursing source of financing for early response, recovery, and reconstruction activities in the country.

11 Oct 2018 description

BALI, INDONESIA, 11 October 2018 — UNICEF and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) renewed their commitment to fighting poverty and promoting the health and wellbeing of children and young people in Asia and the Pacific, in a memorandum of understanding signed in Bali, Indonesia today.

10 Oct 2018 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (9 October 2018) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) yesterday approved $3 million in grant assistance to support immediate relief efforts in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.

01 Oct 2018 description

DUSHANBE, TAJIKISTAN (1 October 2018) — The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $10 million grant to help Tajikistan prepare and respond to natural hazards and climate change, and reduce the impact of disasters on the people.

28 Sep 2018 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (27 September 2018) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Vanuatu today signed a $500,000 grant agreement to support the second Vanuatu Manaro Volcano Disaster Response Project. Up to $150,000 of the amount can be used for emergency and humanitarian costs, which the government has incurred to date in response to the disaster.

The agreement was signed by Executive Director Mr. In-chang Song representing Vanuatu on the ADB Board of Directors and ADB Pacific Department Director General Ms. Carmela Locsin at a ceremony at ADB headquarters.

21 Sep 2018 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (20 September 2018) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has raised $750 million to help finance climate change mitigation and adaptation projects with an issue of a 10-year green bond.

18 Sep 2018 description

Background

2018 marks 20 years of partnership between the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC). Since 1998, ADB has been supporting KMC to make Kolkata a more livable city through integrated planning and phased investments for resilience building and urban services improvement.

After successful implementation of the Kolkata Environment Improvement Project (KEIP), KMC is implementing another ADB-supported project, the Kolkata Environment Improvement Investment Program (KEIIP).

11 Sep 2018 description

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (11 September 2018) — The Board of Directors of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a loan and grant package totaling more than $160 million to improve schools’ resilience to disasters in three provinces of Nepal.