The Asian Development Bank has approved a $300 million policy-based loan to support the Philippine government in creating a stronger institutional and policy environment to help expand access to financial services.
Establishing a Financial Services Ombudsman in Mongolia: Experiences and Lessons From Armenia, Australia, and Singapore
This paper shares insights from three long-standing financial alternative dispute resolution systems in Armenia, Australia, and Singapore with a goal to help strengthen financial consumer protection in Mongolia and other countries.
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.
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.
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.
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.