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How to Address the Health Needs of Developing Asia

A regional approach supported by ADB promotes universal health coverage by making urban and rural health care efficient, affordable, high quality, and fully accessible to all.

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Anticipating next global health crisis-- While the world waits for new antivirals, treatments and vaccines, let's also start planning for future waves with practical ideas like reusable masks, healthier sanitation, mobile detection, pop-up clinics and extra ICU capacities.

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  • Financial Market and Capital Flow Dynamics During the Covid-19 Pandemic 

    Beirne, John; Renzhi, Nuobu; Sugandi, Eric; Volz, Ulrich (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2020-06-30)
    This paper empirically examines the reaction of global financial markets across 38 economies to the COVID-19 outbreak, with a special focus on the dynamics of capital flow across 14 emerging market economies. Using daily data over the period 4 January ...
  • Poverty, the Middle Class, and Income Distribution amid COVID-19 

    Albert, Jose Ramon G.; Abrigo, Michael Ralph M.; Quimba, Francis Mark A.; Vizmanos, Jana Flor V. (Philippine Institute for Development Studies, 2020-08-15)
    Often development focus has been on measuring and analyzing poverty in order to reduce poverty. While the poor face future prospects of being perpetually trapped in poverty, the nonpoor also are vulnerable to poverty. Vulnerability has been particularly ...
  • COVID-19 Impact on International Migration, Remittances, and Recipient Households in Developing Asia 

    Takenaka, Aiko Kikkawa; Gaspar, Raymond; Villafuerte, James; Narayanan, Badri (Asian Development Bank, 2020-08-07)
    The coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic risks devastating impact on economies around the world, including widespread unemployment and lower incomes. Toward the end of June 2020, workplace closures applied to 77% of country observations worldwide, ...
  • The Costs of Covid: Australia’s Economic Prospects in a Wounded World 

    Edwards, John (Lowy Institute For International Policy, 2020-08-20)
    After infecting more than 23 000 Australians and killing over 420, the coronavirus pandemic in Australia is fading sooner and with less economic damage than expected. While the secondary wave of infection in Victoria is a big setback and there may yet ...