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Central Bank Digital Currencies: A Potential Response to the Financial Inclusion Challenges of the Pacific
This policy brief considers whether central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) can promote the accessibility of financial services in Pacific island countries and the design choices involved in their development.
Ayako Inagaki, director of human and social development at ADB’s Southeast Asia Regional Department, helps oversee ADB’s COVID-19 portfolio for Southeast Asia—$5.8 billion and counting.
While helping Timor-Leste emerge stronger from the COVID-19 pandemic, the ADB country program will continue to emphasize knowledge, systems, innovation, and technical expertise to accompany traditional financial support.
This brochure provides an overview of how ADB is assisting its developing member countries in Southeast Asia to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.