Blog posts tagged to "remittances"

  • Financial literacy programs should focus on educating migrants and their families.

    Migration and remittances can speed up Asia’s development. Here’s how

    Published on Tuesday, 29 May 2018

    Governments and the private sector should work together to protect migrants’ welfare and channel remittances into productive investments.

  • New banking regulations have hurt remittances, which Pacific economies rely on.

    Unlocking money flows in the Pacific

    Published on Wednesday, 28 February 2018

    We need to protect the financial system from terrorism and money laundering. But the people of the Pacific should not pay the heaviest price.

  • For economists, blockchain technology promises frictionless markets and perfect information.

    A promising but bumpy road ahead for blockchain

    Published on Friday, 01 December 2017

    There are several important challenges to tackle before blockchain-based solutions can solve real-world problems.

  • Blockchain is creating new ways for people to make  transactions.

    How blockchain can revolutionize access to finance

    Published on Friday, 29 September 2017

    Blockchain is transforming financial transactions – with far-reaching implications for the unbanked.

  • A money changer services customers in Singapore.

    Asia could use diaspora bonds to finance development

    Published on Friday, 27 May 2016

    The success of these financial instruments in India and Nigeria shows that patriotic ties can be a powerful incentive for diaspora members to invest in their home countries.

  • The majority of our respondents believe the main source of funding for the SDGs should be domestic taxes.

    Blog poll: Where is the money to pay for the SDGs?

    Published on Tuesday, 01 September 2015

    In our August blog poll, we asked readers what they believe to be the priority sources of funding for the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set to be implemented on 1 January 2016. ADB has been getting prepared ahead of time, especially on the financing question.

  • A student at a primary school in Bangladesh.

    What’s next for the GPEDC in the post-2015 world?

    Published on Monday, 03 August 2015

    In the run-up to its second high-level meeting in Kenya next year, the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation will need to consider some difficult questions on what to focus on for the post-2015 world.

  • ADB logo at HQ entrance gate, Manila.

    ADB’s challenge: Moving from 3 Ss to 3 Cs

    Published on Tuesday, 28 July 2015

    Recently, someone from one of our developing member countries commented that ADB is too small, slow and self-centered. This assessment might sound harsh, but the numbers speak for themselves.

  • Families are suffering depleted household food stocks and farmland in severely affected rural areas, and supply disruptions from the PRC.

    Updated economic outlook following Nepal’s earthquake – prices, trade, budget

    Published on Friday, 22 May 2015

    Inflation is expected to rise significantly after the recent earthquake in Nepal, which will also have an impact on the country’s external sector balance and fiscal balance. Check out our updated analysis.

  • A foreign laborer works on a construction project in Singapore.

    How to channel migrant remittances to deliver growth

    Published on Friday, 17 April 2015

    Migrant remittances, a lifeline for many developing countries in Asia and the Pacific, have grown dramatically with barely any support by the public sector or donor agencies. A recent ADB forum discussed how governments can make better use of this money to create domestic job opportunities.