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Financial Digitalization and Its Implications for ASEAN+3 Regional Financial Stability

This publication explores how digitalization is shaking up the finance industry in ASEAN+3 economies, outlines risks and opportunities, and suggests ways of protecting regional financial stability.


Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Diagnostic for the Finance Sector in Bangladesh

This report assesses how Bangladesh is cutting gaps in gender equality and social inclusion in financial services and shows how support for women entrepreneurs alongside better technology access can boost sustainable development.


Financial Access of Women-Owned Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Viet Nam

This working paper identifies challenges in access to finance for women-owned small and medium-sized enterprises  in Viet Nam and recommends ways to improve it.


Central Bank Digital Currencies: A Potential Response to the Financial Inclusion Challenges of the Pacific

This policy brief considers whether central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) can promote the accessibility of financial services across the Pacific islands and the design choices involved in their development.


Harnessing Digitization for Remittances in Asia and the Pacific

This report discusses the importance of remittances in Asia and the Pacific, the key challenges faced by the industry, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.


$500 Million ADB Loan to Expand Financial Inclusion in Indonesia

Financial inclusion will play an important role in Indonesia’s recovery from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.


Sustainable Recovery Options for Mongolia’s Micro, Small, and Medium-Sized Enterprises

How was the sector affected by the crises brought about by the pandemic and how can it recover?


Asia Small and Medium-Sized Enterprise Monitor 2020 – Volume II

COVID-19 impact on micro, small and medium-sized enterprises in developing Asia


COVID-19 Impact on International Migration, Remittances, and Recipient Households in Developing Asia

Urge for governments to propose policy measures reducing economic and social fallout caused the pandemic