How to Bridge the Financing Gap in Asian Infrastructure
We must make it easier for Asia’s institutional investors to finance infrastructure projects.
Crop Insurance Lessons from My Field Trip to Rajshahi
Crop insurance is a valuable climate adaptation tool for disaster-prone countries like Bangladesh.
Do Greenness Standards Matter for Green Bonds? Some Empirical Evidence
Widely accepted definitions and standards of greenness will help green bond markets grow and become more accurately priced.
How Fintech is Transforming Access to Finance for MSMEs
Emerging fintech players are reshaping the ways small businesses can access working capital and cash flow finance.
Cyber-Insecurity: The Dark Side of Digital Financial Services
Digital financial service providers and regulators must work together to secure an open, digital financial ecosystem.
Should Emerging Markets Worry About Higher Interest Rates and a Strong Dollar?
Emerging economies should take careful stock of their economic fundamentals, and intensify efforts to improve their current account and fiscal soundness.
How Can Asia Keep Looming Financial Challenges at Bay?
The region’s financial architecture is stronger and more resilient than 20 years ago, but it faces new challenges.
How Secure is Blockchain?
Blockchain can be robust, secure, and trusted – as long as the technology is executed properly.
How Fintech Can Accelerate Financial Inclusion in Indonesia
For the country to take full advantage of financial technology, 3 significant steps need to be taken.
How Financial Inclusion Reduces Poverty, Income Inequality
ADB research shows that access to finance has less impact on poverty rates in lower-middle- and low-income economies.