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.
Asian Development Bank Institute and United Nations Capital Development Fund Launch an Online Course: Inclusive Digital Economies and Gender Equality Playbook
The self-paced online course was launched on 8 March and is available free of charge at any time.
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