Finance

Energy efficiency mobile app on screen, eco house stock photo. Photo credit: iStock/simpson83.

Cagamas, ADB to Develop Green, Affordable Housing Finance for Malaysia

October 14, 2022

A technical assistance project aims to expand the green mortgage market and provide low-cost financing, particularly for women.
By breaking down gender barriers for women, more food can be produced to feed more people. Photo credit: ADB.

Multi-Donor Fund Mobilizes Investments that Empower Women in Agriculture

October 11, 2022

Grow Asia was created by the World Economic Forum and the ASEAN Secretariat to build partnerships for more inclusive, resilient, and sustainable food systems.
A view of a commercial area in Bandung, Indonesia.

Improving Local Government Tax Administration Can Boost Collection

May 05, 2022

An ADB-supported project in Indonesia modernized local taxation, which raised collection by 37%.
A bank in Cambodia. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

ASEAN Strengthens Financial Cooperation amid Market Uncertainty

April 13, 2022

At the 8th ASEAN Finance Ministers’ and Central Bank Governors’ Meeting, top officials reviewed and exchanged views on risks, challenges, and opportunities in the region.
People getting off a railway train in Indonesia.

6 Ways Indonesia Can Green Its Infrastructure Pipeline

April 13, 2022

Incorporating environmental, social, and governance norms in planning and offering incentives for fund raising, among ways to add more green projects.
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ADB to Develop Prototype to Connect ASEAN+3 Central Banks Using Blockchain

January 28, 2022

Connecting central banks and securities depositories within a blockchain network will make cross-border transactions more efficient and secure.
Children's ward of the Mahkota Medical Center in Malaysia. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

ADB Supports Equity Investments in Southeast Asia

January 18, 2022

Investments in private equity funds Creador V and Northstar V will help create jobs, improve services, and foster good corporate governance.
A wind farm technician in the Philippines. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

More than $600M Pledged for Green Infrastructure in Southeast Asia at COP26

November 03, 2021

The new funding will go to the ASEAN Green Recovery Platform, which backs low-carbon and climate-resilient infrastructure projects.
expanding the tax base, maximizing tax compliance, and simplifying the compliance process will significantly boost governments’ revenue and better position them to finance pandemic recovery.

Tax Reforms Can Help Finance Southeast Asia’s Pandemic Recovery

August 16, 2021

An Asian Development Bank report recommends policies for strengthening domestic resource mobilization to support a resilient recovery.
North Luzon Expressway Rehabilitation and Expansion Project in the Philippines. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

How Can SDG Bonds Attract Green Infrastructure Financing?

July 06, 2021

The Asian Development Bank is proposing a new kind of bond to support a green, resilient, and inclusive recovery.