The Trade Finance Program (TFP) closes market gaps for trade finance by providing guarantees and loans to partner banks to support trade. Drawing the private sector into developing countries is important to closing gaps and TFP is the biggest mobilizer of private sector financing at ADB. In addition to doing transactions TFP provides a number of 'knowledge products' which contribute to closing financing gaps. More information can be found at www.adb.org/tfp.
|Project Name||Capacity Building for Enhanced Safeguards, Anti-Corruption and Integrity Measures, Gender Equity Policies and Digitization of Trade Finance Program Ba|
|Type or Modality of Assistance||
|Strategic Agendas||Environmentally sustainable growth
Inclusive economic growth
|Drivers of Change||Governance and capacity development
Private sector development
|Sector / Subsector||
Finance / Trade finance
Industry and trade / Industry and trade sector development
|Gender Equity and Mainstreaming||Some gender elements|
|Responsible ADB Department||Private Sector Operations Department|
|Responsible ADB Division||Private Sector Financial Institutions Division|
|Responsible ADB Officer||Beck, Steven|
|Objectives and Scope||The Trade Finance Program (TFP) closes market gaps for trade finance by providing guarantees and loans to partner banks to support trade. Drawing the private sector into developing countries is important to closing gaps and TFP is the biggest mobilizer of private sector financing at ADB. In addition to doing transactions TFP provides a number of 'knowledge products' which contribute to closing financing gaps. More information can be found at www.adb.org/tfp.|
|Linkage to Country/Regional Strategy||The importance of short-term finance to support global trade - known as trade finance - is explicitly recognised in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development ( Addis Agenda ) as an important means of implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Yet, ADB' s Trade Finance Gaps Growth and Jobs survey launched in September 2017 confirmed a global trade finance gap of $1.5 trillion, and determined that 40% of this gap is in Asia and the Pacific, with 74% of rejected trade finance transactions coming from SMEs. The program supports two pillars of ADB s operational focus cited in the Midterm Review of Strategy 2020: (i) poverty reduction and inclusive growth, and (ii) regional cooperation and integration.|
|Summary of Environmental and Social Aspects|
|Stakeholder Communication, Participation, and Consultation|
|Consulting Services||Environmental and Social Safeguards Experts (12 person-months); International Trade Finance Expert (6 person-months); National Information Technology Expert(s) (24 person-months); National Integrity anti-money laundering, know-your-client, and counter-terrorist financing consultant(s) (36 person-months); International Consultant for Regulatory Scorecard Initiative (4 person- months); International Gender HR Consultant (4 person- months); International Digital Standards in Trade Expert (24 person- months)|
|Timetable for assistance design, processing and implementation|
|Credit Committee Meeting||-|
|Last PDS Update||29 Mar 2019|
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|Title||Document Type||Document Date|
|Capacity Building for Enhanced Safeguards, Anti-Corruption and Integrity Measures, Gender Equity Policies and Digitization of Trade Finance Program Banks: Technical Assistance Report||Technical Assistance Reports||Nov 2018|
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