Blogs on Private sector development

  • A local bank branch in Bangkok, Thailand.

    Working with Latin American banks to boost South-South trade

    Published on Monday, 14 December 2015

    The inclusion of an Argentine bank in ADB's Trade Finance Program is an important step toward realizing the potential for trade between Asia and Latin America.

  • ADB’s Armenia Resident Mission staff and their families plant trees near the North-South Road Corridor, an ADB-financed project.

    5 reasons for getting CSR in your workplace in Asia

    Published on Thursday, 25 June 2015

    CSR brings so many benefits to the bottom line of a business and organization that is no longer an issue for debate in Asia, where the tipping point has been reached.

  • A shopkeeper in the PNG port city of Lae.

    Private sector reforms can secure Papua New Guinea's growth

    Published on Monday, 22 June 2015

    For the benefits of recent economic growth to become more widely distributed, Papua New Guinea needs further reforms to promote the development of its private sector.

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    Knowledge partnerships for solutions

    Published on Monday, 18 May 2015

    ADB-supported projects deliver concrete results  that solve specific development challenges in infrastructure, environment, regional cooperation and integration, finance sector development and education. However, there is a lot more to do.

  • The ADB-supported North Luzon Expressway Rehabilitation and Expansion Project in the Philippines.

    PPPs in ASEAN: Why I’m excited, and how to keep the momentum

    Published on Monday, 20 April 2015

    ASEAN is at an inflection point that could soon make it the bustling PPP market ADB has long been working toward.

  • Will Asian investment follow trade with Latin America?

    Published on Monday, 16 February 2015

    Latin America is now firmly on the economic radar of Asia in the post-global financial crisis world, with both regions having grown faster than the world economy.

  • Five bond market trends to watch out for in 2015

    Published on Monday, 19 January 2015

    As 2015 gathers pace, the world seems to be entering a more uncertain and unpredictable phase. With the end of quantitative easing by the Federal Reserve, we are entering an era of tighter global liquidity.

  • Where are the women leaders in public administration?

    Published on Thursday, 13 November 2014

    While the corporate sector has been subject to scrutiny on the dearth of women at senior and board levels, there is still silence, or at best only whispers, about women in the top echelons of the public sector.

  • Fast-tracking Myanmar's reform

    Published on Tuesday, 28 October 2014

    Over just 3 years, Myanmar has introduced ambitious reforms which have put it on track to become a modern economy. But big challenges still lie ahead. 

  • Is Asia ready for Social Impact Bonds?

    Published on Wednesday, 22 October 2014

    Raising finance for projects which are socially important but have little appeal to hard-nosed investors has been a major challenge for governments and donor agencies in the past. But now a new instrument has been developed which offers a fresh way forward—Social Impact Bonds.