Project Data Sheet

Project Data Sheets (PDS) contain summary information on the project or program: Because the PDS is a work in progress, some information may not be included in its initial version but will be added as it becomes available. Information about proposed projects is tentative and indicative.

PDS Creation Date 15 Jan 2014
PDS Updated as of 16 Jan 2014

Project Name Capacity Development for Developing Member Country Banks under the Trade Finance Program
Country Regional
Project/Program Number 47912-012
Status Approved
Geographical Location Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Georgia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, Mongolia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, and Viet Nam.
In preparing any country program or strategy, financing any project, or by making any designation of, or reference to, a particular territory or geographic area in this document, the Asian Development Bank does not intend to make any judgments as to the legal or other status of any territory or area.
Sector Industry and trade
Subsector Trade and services
Strategic Agendas
Drivers of Change
Gender Equity and Mainstreaming Categories


Type/Modality of Assistance Approval Number Source of Funding Approved Amount (thousand)
TA8622Technical Assistance Special Fund3,000
TOTAL US$ 3,000

Summary of Environmental and Social Issues

Environmental Aspects
Involuntary Resettlement
Indigenous Peoples

Stakeholder Communication, Participation and Consultation


The proposed R-CDTA for Capacity Development of DMC Banks focuses on filling market gaps for trade finance. Many DMC banks struggle to establish and/or maintain correspondent banking relationships with international banks, which are needed to access liquidity and guarantees in support of trade. Some factors (e.g., political and macroeconomic instability) are beyond their control, but DMC banks often lack knowledge of trade finance instruments, and may be unable to provide standard financial information to international banks. Such information is required to establish trade finance lines of credit between international and DMC banks. The lack of trade finance and financial reporting capacity among many DMC banks extends to transparency and governance issues, and reduces credit line availability from international banks. As a result, less financial support is available for DMC companies engaged in importing and exporting of goods and services. This reduces the availability and increases the cost of trade finance in many least developed countries (LDCs), hindering their full participation in international trade, and increasing the risk that they will become more marginalized.1

Objectives and Scope

Project Rationale and Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy

The proposed TA supports and is complementary to ADB's public operations in trade and trade facilitation projects. It is linked to the Financial Sector Operational Plan (FSOP) as well as a number of the strategies and business opportunities presented in Country Strategy Papers (CSPs), Regional Cooperation Strategy and Programs (RCSPs), and Country Operations Business Plans (COBPs) for ADB's DMCs.

Outputs and Implementation Progress

Description of Project Outputs
1. Knowledge building 2. Partnership development
Status of Implementation Progress (Outputs, Activities, and Issues)
Status of Development Objectives
Material Changes

Business Opportunities

Date of First Listing 2014 Jan 17
Consulting Services
Procurement and Consulting Notices


Concept Clearance 09 Apr 2013
Due Diligence Mission
Investment Committee Meeting
Approval 21 Feb 2014

Contacts and Update Details

Responsible ADB Officer Steven Beck (
Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Divisions Private Sector Financial Institutions Division


Project Website
List of Project Documents