Trade Finance Program (Additional Financing) (ADB-37909-027)

  • East Asia and Pacific
  • South Asia
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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Voting Date
Jun 8, 2018
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
  • Finance
  • Industry and Trade
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Guarantee, Loan
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Investment Amount (USD)
Not Disclosed
When disclosed, the bank did not provide this value. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ ADB website

Updated in EWS Sep 9, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Jun 12, 2019

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Project Description

According to the bank document, the Trade Finance Program (TFP) reduces market gaps for trade finance by providing guarantees and loans to banks to support trade. As the single largest mobilizer of cofinance at ADB, TFP draws the private sector to close markets in developing member countries where otherwise they may not operate. Leveraging off its transactional work, TFP also closes gaps through knowledge products, providing valuable information to the private sector that enables them to operate in developing Asia. 

The project objectives include:

(i) Total trade transactions supported 2009-2017: 16,607;

(ii) Intra-regional transactions 2009-2017: 12,654 (inclusive of 'Total trade' figure);

(iii) Bilateral trade transactions between DMCs supported 2009-2017: 3,809 (inclusive of 'Total trade' figure);

(iv) SME transactions 2009-2017: 12,055 (inclusive of 'Total trade');

(v) Total value of trade supported 2009-2017: $30 billion;

(vi) Cofinancing mobilized 2009-2017: $17.8 billion (inclusive of 'Total value' figure);

(vii) In-country seminars and/or training conducted 2012- 2017: 23;

(viii) TFP created the world's first default and loss statistics in trade finance - The Trade Finance Register - which is now managed by the International Chamber of Commerce; and

(ix) For more information, please see

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

*There is no further information being disclosed at this stage of the project*


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