ADBI Working Papers

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) Working Paper series is a continuation of the formerly named Discussion Paper series which began in January 2003. The numbering of the papers continued without interruption or change. ADBI was established in 1997 in Tokyo, Japan, to help build capacity, skills, and knowledge related to poverty reduction and other areas that support long-term growth and competitiveness in developing economies in Asia and the Pacific.


  • Does Corruption Affect Access to Bank Credit for Micro and Small Businesses? Evidence from European MSMEs 

    Galli, Emma; Mascia, Danilo V.; Rossi, Stefania P.S. (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-07-01)
    In this paper, we aim to assess how a specific socio-institutional environment, identified according to the level of corruption, may affect the access to credit for micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs). Using a sample of 68,115 observations ...
  • Hometown investment trust funds, with revenues from taxes on pollutants, could provide much-needed finance for green energy projects. 

    Yoshino, Naoyuki; Taghizadeh–Hesary, Farhad (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-07-01)
    The main obstacle to developing green energy projects is lack of access to finance. For larger energy projects (e.g., large hydropower projects), insurance and pensions are sustainable financing alternatives. Large energy projects are long-term investment ...
  • International Remittances and Poverty Reduction: Evidence from Asian Developing Countries 

    Yoshino, Naoyuki; Taghizadeh-Hesary, Farhad; Otsuka, Miyu (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-07-01)
    International remittances represent the second most important source of external funding for developing countries after foreign direct investment (FDI). This paper examines the impact of international remittances on poverty reduction using the panel ...
  • Tokyo as a Leading Global Financial Center: The Vision Under the Spotlight Again 

    Shirai, Sayuri (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2017-07-01)
    Japan has endeavored to develop its capital Tokyo as one of the top global financial centers for a long time. In 2014, the Tokyo Metropolitan Government presented new initiatives as part of the sustainable economic growth strategies by taking advantage ...

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