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.
3 Reasons to Invest Now in Cleantech Startups in Asia
Clean technology is about developing and deploying new solutions that can help address the impacts of climate change. Here are 3 additional reasons why the time has come to support cleantech entepreneurs.
3 Reasons Why Inclusive Business in Health is Not 'Soft'
Let us correct this myth and discuss what is needed to support inclusive business models for health care in Asia and the Pacific.
4 Ways to Boost SME Access to Finance from Commercial Banks in ASEAN
To avoid heavy-handed state intervention in small businesses, we need to think of new ways to make it easier for SMEs to obtain credit from commercial banks in ASEAN economies.
A Snapshot of E-Commerce in Central Asia
CAREC countries are making progress toward enabling e-commerce as automation improves, infrastructure spreads to rural areas, and regional cooperation promotes cross-border exchanges.
ADB Trade Finance Program Ready for 2016 Trade Challenges
2015 was already tough, and we're moving into the new year with few signs that trade will pick up – but our team is enthusiastic about tackling 2016 challenges.
Aid for Trade Needs to Catch Up with the Modern World
With mega trade deals and digitalization, we need to rethink aid for trade with more focus on policy and regulatory support.
Are Inclusive Businesses Targeting Enough Women?
Inclusive business firms need explicit strategies to empower women, so exceptions like Hippocampus can become the rule.
Asian Countries Need to Work Together to Move Forward
Regional cooperation and integration is crucial for Asia and the Pacific to reach its economic and social development goals.
Asian Trade Has Rebounded Strongly, Yet Uncertainties Persist
These charts illustrate the strong momentum of Asia’s trade growth during 2021, showing its resilience amid continuing uncertainties around the pandemic and a potential slowdown in the pace of global economic recovery.