This brief outlines how public–private partnerships (PPPs) can support anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) efforts to combat financial crimes in Asia and the Pacific.
01 Sep 2011 | Papers and Briefs | Central and West Asia Working Papers
This paper considers ways in which pensions and their reforms could impact the future economic development of Georgia. It describes the existing pension structure and how this could be built upon to develop a new structure that would both improve the financial position of the current and future elderly and provide a means to achieve broader economic growth.
01 Oct 2010 | Papers and Briefs | Regional Economic Integration Working Papers
The global financial and economic crisis marks an important turning point for finance and the Asian growth model. For Asian financials systems, this paper draws lessons from a review of international and regional responses to the crisis.
01 Mar 2010 | Papers and Briefs | Regional Economic Integration Working Papers
Asian money markets were insulated from the most severe effects of the 2008/09 financial crisis. However, lessons can be drawn on how to build efficiently integrated money markets that can withstand regulatory failures and structural flaws.
01 Dec 2008 | Papers and Briefs | Regional Economic Integration Working Papers
To add to its world-class equity markets and growing banking sector, India needs to improve its bond markets. The government bond market remains largely illiquid, while its corporate bond market remains restricted in regards to participants.
01 Jan 2008 | Papers and Briefs | Regional Economic Integration Working Papers
Reliable and efficient securitization can assist development and enhance financial stability. To make fuller use of securitization, East Asia's motive will be to meet funding or investment needs in the real economy.
The risk of “de-risking” – the process of international banks disassociating from financial partners, such as small remittance providers and local banks – is that it could push people out of the financial system completely.
New digitized financial services are coming to previously poorly connected areas in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. It should be inclusive and cost effective, and serve the interests of people at large.
ADB has welcomed the publication of the Kumul Consolidated Holdings Authorisation (Amendment) Act 2021 in Papua New Guinea’s National Gazette, a key step in efforts to reform governance, increase transparency, and improve...
ADB has approved a $5 million policy-based grant to help the Government of Nauru improve the management of public expenditure and national infrastructure, as well as the governance of state-owned enterprises.
Australia is providing $14 million in additional funding to PSDI, with ADB also contributing $2 million, to help continue efforts to make it easier for people in the Pacific start and grow their businesses.
A new online registry will help improve the efficiency of doing business in the Cook Islands, making it easier for businesses and individuals to access much-needed finance to help expand and develop their operations and contribute to job...
With support from ADB, work has begun to transform the Aiwo Boat Harbor area, which will help make it Nauru’s first international and cargo terminal, improving the country’s maritime trade and connectivity.