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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Tackling the Risk or ‘Perceived Risk’ of Inclusive Business Investments
When risk mitigation processes are put in place, inclusive business deals are no more risky than other investments – it’s is just a different kind of risk.
Go Back to Basics to Help ASEAN SMEs Benefit from AEC
There is no single or simple solution to ensure SMEs benefit from regional integration schemes – ASEAN economies need to fix key productivity, regulatory, infrastructure, and financing gaps.