According to the bank website, "The HEALS program is part of an integrated package of assistance by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to FSM to support short-term efforts in mitigating the potential health consequences and socioeconomic impacts of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. It is aligned with the Pacific Approach's priority of managing risks and building economic resilience to protect the population from hardships; and the priority of directing ADB grant resources to the most vulnerable developing member countries. The FSM meets all of the access criteria of ADB's CPRO, which include sound macroeconomic management, undertaking key structural reforms, a pro-poor countercyclical expenditure program, and debt sustainability."
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