10 Ways to Accelerate Job Creation in the Pacific
New development opportunities offer Pacific island countries the chance to leverage their unique potential to help the private sector create enough decent, sustainable jobs.
Going Digital in the Pacific: Lessons from Samoa’s Online Firms
An analysis of the online presence of 300 Samoan websites offers a glimpse into how Pacific SMEs operate in the digital space.
Unlocking Business Opportunities for SMEs Through Global Value Chains
SMEs should participate in global value chains to reverse the deceleration trend of labor productivity in Asia and the Pacific.
What Did We Learn from the US Election on Globalization, Trade?
One plausible reason for the shock result could be unequal distribution of benefits from globalization and free trade.
Exercise Equity Market: A Financing Model to Vitalize SMEs
Let's create a market mechanism that incubates 'smaller but growing' firms that will eventually tap the exchange market.
Embracing a New Life Through a Change in Livelihood in Nepal
Thousands of poor Nepalis are benefiting from livelihoods skills training provided by an ADB-supported program.
Promoting Caffeine-Fueled Economic Growth in Timor-Leste
Paolo Spantigati, ADB Country Director for Timor-Leste, hopes a coffee festival will be the first step in the country’s bid to diversify its economy.
Globalization: Between Walls and Roads
In today’s multipolar world, creating barriers to trade will invariably result in reciprocity, so in the end all countries will be worse off.
Rural Women in Tajikistan Learn New Skills, Start Earning for their Families
An ADB-financed project is helping female entrepreneurs open sewing workshops, bakeries and cattle ranches, and other business ventures.
Why Poor Countries Should Invest First in National Trade Infrastructure
There’s more to development that just economic growth from international trade.