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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

Microfinance for Disaster Recovery: Lessons From the 2015 Nepal Earthquake

What role can microfinance institutions play in helping the poor recover from disasters?