Griffith Asia Institute supports APEC policy dialogue to expand green financing of MSMEs

17 Partnerships for the Goals
Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) have an important role in driving economic growth in developing economies, contributing to job creation and the development of innovative products and services. Governments, policymakers, and banks have a crucial role to play in supporting MSMEs, as they often encounter high barriers to accessing financial support, such as limited […]

Griffith Asia Institute supports APEC policy dialogue on the role of central bank digital currencies in financial Inclusion

Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics
The term ‘central bank digital currency’ or CBDC is an over-arching phrase currently used to describe a wide variety of potential future digital currencies. A unifying definition of a CBDC is not straightforward because it can be designed to deliver multiple functions and purposes. The potential implementation of a CBDC is currently being explored, to […]

Griffith Asia Institute and Asian Development Bank examine how CBDC can impact financial inclusion

Business and government
As digital transformation continues to accelerate across the Asia-Pacific region, the prospect of developing Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) is rapidly growing in interest. Driven by a range of potential benefits a CBDC could provide, including greater efficiency and resilience of the financial sector or ensuring monetary sovereignty over the growing use of alternative digital […]