Asia Could Use Diaspora Bonds to Finance Development
The success of these financial instruments in India and Nigeria shows that patriotic ties can be a powerful incentive for diaspora members to invest in their home countries.
Microfinance in PNG – As Easy as Banking from a Vegetable Garden
An ADB-supported project has made a significant positive impact toward achieving financial inclusion for people living in remote areas of Papua New Guinea.
Why the Sandbox Approach Works for Fintech Development
Enabling new digital financial services models requires an open-minded approach to innovation, with sufficient certainty over the legal framework.
Fintech is the Game-Changer for Financial Inclusion in Asia
Innovations in ICT and the emergence of new fintech players are accelerating financial inclusion much more rapidly than at any other time in history.
Business in Kyrgyz Republic: Resilience Amid Adversity
MSMEs in the country weathered the economic turbulence by taking active steps to adjust their businesses and look for new opportunities.
Key Policy Areas to Achieve Financial Inclusion in Developing Asia
It’s not just about broadening access to finance, but also inducing beneficial use of credit.
Developing Countries Should not Worry Yet About Wall Street Bashing
The developing world has a long way to go to reach the stage of financial sector development of advanced economies.
TV Drama Promotes Financial Education in Mongolia
An ADB-funded soap opera became hugely popular on Mongolian TV in 2015 – and helped change people’s financial behavior.
Yes, We Need a Dedicated Bond Guarantee Fund for Indian Infrastructure
To leverage more infrastructure development funds, India should establish a specialized institution dedicated to credit-enhancing corporate bonds.
Derivatives 'Key' to Future for Asia Bond Markets
A few Southeast Asian countries need to make investing easier for foreigners to deepen their local currency bond markets.