Private Sector Financing: Articles

  • 04 Mar 2016 | Article

    Unlocking the Economic Potential of Women in the Pacific

    Doing business in the Pacific is hard, but it’s a lot harder for women. Fortunately, sweeping reforms across the Pacific are creating an enabling environment for business and opening up opportunities for women.
  • 14 May 2015 | Article

    Akay Flavours & Aromatics: Why We Work with ADB

    ADB is investing $16.5 million in Akay, an Indian spice company that engages directly with farmers and buyers, opening up income opportunities for poor farmers.
  • 30 Apr 2012 | Article

    Infrastructure Investment Opportunities in Asia

    ADB is hosting the Asia Finance and Risk Mitigation Forum 2012 to encourage the development of the private sector and catalyze private capital for investment in infrastructure. Coping with the global financial crisis and strict banking regulations are just some of the current challenges facing governments today. Pushing for a more positive investment climate in their respective economies means creating an atmosphere that encourages partnerships between the government and the private sector.
  • 24 Apr 2012 | Article

    Investing in Solar Energy in Asia

    As part of ADB's ongoing mission to promote solar investment across the region, experts and investors have gathered in Jodhpur, Rajasthan for the 4th Asia Solar Energy Forum to explore the latest trends and issues. speaks with S.Chander, Director-General of the Regional and Sustainable Development Department about the quest to kick start the use of this clean, virtually inexhaustible power supply in the region.
  • 16 Nov 2010 | Article

    Out of the Tin, Into the Bank

    The National Bank of Vanuatu (NBV) has been a leader in its push to provide bank services to Vanuatu's rural people. Innovative technological approaches, including mobile banking, brought savings and credit to some of the most remote communities in the country.
  • 16 Nov 2010 | Article

    Rebuilding After a Disaster: Microfinance to the Rescue in Papua New Guinea

    People on Papua New Guinea's remote Manam Island and Madang Province are rebuilding after a disastrous volcanic eruption thanks to better banking solutions. Manam Island, Papua New Guinea - Following devastating volcanic eruptions in October 2004 on remote Manam Island, and the subsequent complete evacuation to the mainland of the island's 10,000 inhabitants, many of the islanders including the Baliau people have returned home and are trying to rebuild their lives.