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Building Resilience of the Urban Poor: The Potential for Disaster Risk Financing Solutions Used by Microfinance Institutions
This report shows how innovative finance solutions can bolster climate resilience in the fast-urbanizing Asia and the Pacific by helping microfinance institutions (MFIs) funnel emergency support to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Asia Bond Monitor – November 2022
This publication reviews recent developments in East Asian local currency (LCY) bond markets against a backdrop of deteriorating global financial conditions and provides an assessment of the outlook, risks, and policy options.
Survey on Green Bonds and Sustainable Finance in ASEAN: Insights on the Perspectives of Institutional Investors and Underwriters
This publication analyzes interest in green bonds in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) region to help guide development of sustainable bond markets.
Gender-Responsive Procurement in Asia and the Pacific: An Opportunity for an Equitable Economic Future
This report shows how taking a gender-responsive approach to procurement that centers on buying from women-owned businesses can mainstream gender into trade to build more sustainable markets for women entrepreneurs in Asia and the Pacific.
Special Economic Zones for Shared Prosperity: Brunei Darussalam–Indonesia–Malaysia–Philippines East ASEAN Growth Area
This publication explores how Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines can bolster cooperation in their special economic zones (SEZ) to spur sustainable growth.
Carbon Pricing for Energy Transition and Decarbonization
This report shows how efficient carbon pricing instruments can enable countries in Asia and the Pacific region to accelerate their transition to affordable, secure low-carbon energy systems and help reach their ambitious climate targets.
Green Bond Market Survey for Malaysia: Insights on the Perspectives of Institutional Investors and Underwriters
This publication draws on findings from a survey on the green bond market in Malaysia to provide insights on what support is needed to further develop the country's sustainable finance market.
Building Resilience of the Urban Poor: Recommendations for Systemic Change
This report explains how rising climate and disaster risk can increase the vulnerability of Asia and the Pacific region’s urban poor and how engendering systemic change can strengthen their resilience.
An Infrastructure Governance Approach to Fiscal Management in State-Owned Enterprises and Public-Private Partnerships
This report lays out key governance challenges in the management of fiscal risks and contingent liabilities in Asia and the Pacific region from public investments in public-private partnerships and state-owned enterprises.
Unlocking Islamic Climate Finance
This report analyzes how Islamic finance can be scaled up to help build urgently-needed climate-resilient infrastructure in Asia and the Pacific region, and ensure its post-COVID-19 recovery is green, sustainable, and inclusive.