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.


  • Overview of Financial Inclusion, Regulation, Financial Literacy, and Education in Central Asia and South Caucasus 

    Morgan, Peter J.; Zhang, Yan; Kydyrbayev, Dossym (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2018-10-15)
    Financial inclusion and financial literacy are receiving increasing attention for their potential to contribute to economic and financial development while fostering more inclusive growth and greater income equality. In general, the progress of financial ...
  • Role of Bank Lending in Financing Green Projects: A Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium Approach 

    Punzi, Maria Teresa (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2018-10-15)
    This paper develops an environmental dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (E-DSGE) model with heterogeneous production sectors. In particular, the model comprises some low-carbon emission firms that finance their investments and production only through ...
  • Energy Efficiency Finance Programs: Best Practices to Leverage Private Green Finance 

    Retallack, Simon; Johnson, Andrew; Brunert, Joshua; Rasoulinezhad, Ehsan; Taghizadeh-Hesary, Farhad (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2018-10-15)
    A common struggle across energy efficiency programs is the creation of sustainable private sector markets that reduce the energy demand. The purpose of this study is to outline the best practice for achieving smart public programs that overcome the ...
  • A Proposal on the "I Bank Index," A measure of Bank's Ability to Nurture Client Businesses 

    Yoshihara, Kiyotsugu (Asian Development Bank Institute, 2018-10-15)
    The main objective of this paper is to measure banks’ capability to nurture and develop client firms. Banks nowadays are required not only to act as providers of capital but also to provide consultation to and continuously support the restructuring and ...

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