Due Diligence and Capacity Development of Trade Finance Program Banks (ADB-37909-025)

  • East Asia and Pacific
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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  • Finance
  • Industry and Trade
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
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Investment Amount (USD)
$ 17.50 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Mar 28, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Sep 28, 2018

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Project Description

According to the bank website, "The importance of short-term trade finance in achieving the Global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is explicitly recognised in the Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development. Yet, ADB''s Trade Finance Gaps Growth and Jobs survey of September 2017 confirmed a global trade finance gap of $1.5 trillion, and determined that 40% of this gap is in Asia and the Pacific, with 74% of rejected trade finance transactions coming from SMEs. The Trade Finance Program (TFP) and this related technical assistance are focused on reducing market gaps for trade finance. TFP closes market gaps for trade finance by providing guarantees and loans to partner banks to support trade. In 2017 TFP supported 3,500 transactions valued at $4.5 billion. Over 85% of TFP's transactions support SMEs. In addition to doing transactions, TFP provides capacity building (technical assistance, training, seminars, work shops), through this TA, to partner banks, which contributes to closing gaps. More information can be found at www.adb.org/tfp."

Investment Description
  • Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Contact Information

Responsible ADB Department Private Sector Operations Department
Responsible ADB Division Private Sector Financial Institutions Division
Responsible ADB Officer Beck, Steven


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