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Finance Sector Reform

As the financial sector expands and takes on new risks, it is essential to ensure the sector’s continued stability and integrity. This involves helping countries enhance their abilities to manage and develop the financial sector, as well as instituting policy and regulatory reforms.


  • 20 Years After the Asian Financial Crisis: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges
    28 Sep 2017 | Publication

    20 Years After the Asian Financial Crisis: Lessons Learned and Future Challenges

    This brief revisits lessons from the Asian financial crisis, examines the emerging challenges that could undermine future financial stability, and concludes with some policy considerations.
  • 20 Years after the Asian Financial Crisis: Lessons, Challenges, and the Way Forward─Conference Highlights
    08 Sep 2017 | Publication

    20 Years after the Asian Financial Crisis: Lessons, Challenges, and the Way Forward─Conference Highlights

    A conference held 20 years after the Asian Financial Crisis highlights lessons learned and policy discussions on enhancing resilience in financial systems in Asia and the Pacific.
  • 2017 Trade Finance Gaps, Growth, and Jobs Survey
    05 Sep 2017 | Publication

    2017 Trade Finance Gaps, Growth, and Jobs Survey

    This brief discusses the 2017 ADB Trade Finance Gaps, Growth, and Jobs Survey which quantifies global market gaps for trade finance and the impact on growth and jobs.
  • Building Trust and Confidence in Cambodia’s Financial Sector
    18 May 2017 | Article

    Building Trust and Confidence in Cambodia’s Financial Sector

    For nearly two decades, ADB's Financial Sector Program has helped strengthen Cambodia’s legal framework and expand access to finance.
  • Securing Sustainability - Nauru’s New Intergenerational Trust Fund and Beyond
    28 Feb 2017 | Publication

    Securing Sustainability - Nauru’s New Intergenerational Trust Fund and Beyond

    Through a careful strategy of saving, investing, and spending wisely, Nauru can use its current economic boom to secure a more sustainable economic future for the nation and its citizens.
  • Credit Guarantees: Challenging Their Role in Improving Access to Finance in the Pacific Region
    21 Nov 2016 | Publication

    Credit Guarantees: Challenging Their Role in Improving Access to Finance in the Pacific Region

    Despite adequate liquidity, commercial banks in the Pacific are often reluctant to extend business credit, which is a serious constraint to business operations and broader economic development.
  • Capital Market Development in Bangladesh: A Sector Reform Perspective
    18 Oct 2016 | Publication

    Capital Market Development in Bangladesh: A Sector Reform Perspective

    Bangladesh has made significant strides toward strengthening capital markets through a strong partnership with ADB.
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