For Global Trade to Survive, It Needs an Overhaul
Governments and the private sector need to address weaknesses in global trade and supply chains, not get rid of them, as some critics suggest.
Microfinance Survived the Pandemic but Challenges Lie Ahead
The right actions by microfinance institutions and governments can ensure a promising outlook for microfinance in Asia this year.
Your Questions Answered: What is the Trade Finance Gap and Why Does it Matter?
Steven Beck, the Head of ADB’s Trade and Supply Chain Finance Program, answers questions about the trade finance gap in Asia and around the world, based on ADB’s Trade Finance Gaps, Growth, and Jobs Survey.
Did Your Purchase Harm the Environment or Society? This System Will Tell You.
We need to know as much as possible about how products are made. This will require new systems that bring greater transparency to global trade and supply chains.
Debunking Viet Nam’s Credit Rating Misconceptions
Mandating public credit ratings for all publicly and privately traded bonds will improve the transparency and sustainability of Viet Nam’s corporate bond market.
Five Ways Tech Startups Are Different from Other Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises
Though there are many similarities between tech startups and other small businesses, they need to be treated differently from a policy and regulatory standpoint.
Four Ways to Advance Equality for Women in the Workplace
Fostering a culture of inclusion is a highly complex, long-term process. The corporate world and other players in private sector need to do their part to maximize opportunities for all genders.
We Need to Think Beyond Plain-Vanilla Privatization for State-Owned Enterprises
Simple privatization was once seen as a catch-all solution to the problems of state-owned enterprises. Today, broader solutions are needed that change the systems in which these companies operate.
Financing Gaps are Squeezing Trade in Asia Just When it is Most Needed
The pandemic laid bare the fragility of global supply chains and the need to increase access to trade finance to spur economic growth and create jobs.
Viet Nam’s Public-Private Partnership Law is Up and Running. What’s Next?
Despite significant gains in the last decade, Viet Nam’s infrastructure lags regional peers such as Indonesia, Malaysia, and Thailand. Partnering with the private sector will help close the gap.