Read features and stories related to ADB's private sector financing activities.

  • 30 Apr 2012 | Feature

    Infrastructure Investment Opportunities in Asia

    ADB is hosting the Asia Finance and Risk Mitigation Forum 2012 to encourage the development of the private sector and catalyze private capital for investment in infrastructure. Coping with the global financial crisis and strict banking regulations are just some of the current challenges facing governments today. Pushing for a more positive investment climate in their respective economies means creating an atmosphere that encourages partnerships between the government and the private sector.
  • 24 Apr 2012 | Feature

    Investing in Solar Energy in Asia

    As part of ADB's ongoing mission to promote solar investment across the region, experts and investors have gathered in Jodhpur, Rajasthan for the 4th Asia Solar Energy Forum to explore the latest trends and issues. ADB.org speaks with S.Chander, Director-General of the Regional and Sustainable Development Department about the quest to kick start the use of this clean, virtually inexhaustible power supply in the region.
  • 31 Aug 2011 | Feature

    Engaging Private Sector Companies for Wastewater Management in Asia

    The People's Republic of China (PRC) has embraced private sector participation (PSP) as an approach to relieve public finance burden, particularly in managing the entire country's wastewater.
  • 31 Aug 2011 | Feature

    Wastewater Conversion Technology in Singapore and Asia

    Singapore is fast becoming the leader in water and wastewater technologies. Since the success of NEWater, Singapore's own brand of reclaimed or recycled water the country's scientists have been busy with developing technologies.
  • 16 Nov 2010 | Feature

    Open for Business

    Bhutan's financial system is a fundamental building block for both the private sector and economic growth
  • 16 Nov 2010 | Feature

    Loans Fuel Small-Business Powerhouses

    Entrepreneurialism has a vital role to play in Bhutan's economic development, and loans can increase the chance of small business success Wangdue, Bhutan - Kinley Wangde grew up on a dairy farm. He has known since childhood how to produce good-quality milk and cheese, but for years he was not able to put those skills to use. He was a potato farmer who scratched his tiny income out of the earth.
  • 16 Nov 2010 | Feature

    Out of the Tin, Into the Bank

    The National Bank of Vanuatu (NBV) has been a leader in its push to provide bank services to Vanuatu's rural people. Innovative technological approaches, including mobile banking, brought savings and credit to some of the most remote communities in the country.
  • 16 Nov 2010 | Feature

    Microfinance to the Rescue

    People on Papua New Guinea's remote Manam Island and Madang Province are rebuilding after a disastrous volcanic eruption thanks to better banking solutions. Manam Island, Papua New Guinea - Following devastating volcanic eruptions in October 2004 on remote Manam Island, and the subsequent complete evacuation to the mainland of the island's 10,000 inhabitants, many of the islanders including the Baliau people have returned home and are trying to rebuild their lives.
  • 30 Jul 2010 | Feature

    Country Water Action: Ho Chi Minh's Helping Hands

    Increasing city water supply Viet Nam's Ho Chi Minh City is pumped up to bring water to 100% of the city's population by 2025. Increasing water supply coverage, currently at 76%, means increasing capacity from 1.2 million to 3.5 million cubic meters per day (cmd) of treated water and considerable investments for improving the distribution network and storage system. The indicative capital program from the sector roadmap amounts to US$3 billion over the next 15 years.
  • 03 May 2010 | Feature

    A Public-Private Partnership Brightens Lives in Cambodia

    A private power company in Cambodia is bringing cheap, affordable electricity to rural villages - boosting productivity, incomes, and comfort for poor people.