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People milling around a market in Indonesia.

Indonesia Targets MSMEs and Local Communities in West Kalimantan for Financial Inclusion Drive

August 11, 2023

The move is part of a national initiative to aggressively push for financial literacy.
A wind and solar farm in the Philippines. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

Can Renewable Energy Certificates Increase Clean Energy Investments in BIMP-EAGA Countries?

June 09, 2023

A grant-supported study is looking into the market potential of tradeable certificates and how countries can set up a regional system.
A wind farm in the Philippines. Photo credit: Asian Development Bank.

ASEAN Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance Includes Social Safeguards and Coal Phaseouts

April 03, 2023

Southeast Asia takes the next step toward Paris climate goals with the release of Version 2 of the ASEAN Taxonomy for Sustainable Finance.
A rapid bus service in Malaysia uses low-carbon emission vehicles. Photo credit: ADB.

Greening Islamic Finance to Scale Up Investments in Climate Action

February 14, 2023

An ADB–IsDB report provides recommendations on how to speed up the development of Islamic climate 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.