Thailand: COVID-19 Active Response and Expenditure Support Program


Project 54177-001
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Type Loan
Sector Health
Country Thailand
Start 2020
End 2021
Status Ongoing
Last Edited 05 Jul 2021


US$('000) 1,500,000
Confinancing Source: Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Project Description

The principal objective of the Program is to support the Borrower's (Thailand) countercyclical fiscal policy in response on the COVID-19 pandemic, including by mitigating the adverse impact on poverty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The scope of the Program includes the following social, health and economic measures: (i) providing social assistance to individuals including informal workers and famersthrough the cash handouts program; (ii) strengthen the healthcare sector to cope with potential surges in COVID-19 cases; and (iii) tax relief measures to support small to medium sized enterprises impacted by COVID-19 implemented. The Program is described in more detail in the Policy Letter. The Program is expected to be completed by 30 June 2021.

Progress (as of March 2021)


Contact 1
Contact Name Nguyen, Duong T.
Organization SERD/ADB
Contact 2
Contact Name -
Organization -
Email -

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  • Healthcare system-s preparedness for future pandemic surges improved and adverse social and economic impacts of COVID-19 minimized.
  • Measures to prepare the healthcare system for pandemic surges implemented.
  • Support to the poor and the vulnerable impacted by COVID-19 expanded.
  • Measures to support businesses, including SMEs impacted by COVID-19, implemented.