Theme curator: Yoshino, Naoyuki

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Financial System Stability, Regulation and Financial Inclusion

Financial authorities worldwide face these key challenges: maintaining financial stability; ensuring long-term finance for stable economic growth; promoting greater access to financial services for average households and small and medium-sized enterprises; and fostering a competitive but reliable financial industry. What are the latest ideas from Asia to achieve these goals?

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  • 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 ...
  • Alternatives to Bank Finance: Role of Carbon Tax and Hometown Investment Trust Funds in Developing Green Energy Projects in Asia 

    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 ...