ICC Academy – Case study
ADB trains 80 banks, boosts trade with ICC Academy
Our partner’s story
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) provided online training and accreditation programmes through the ICC Academy to up-skill 150 staff members across 80 banks. E-courses and certifications were offered through ADB’s Trade Finance Programme using ICC Academy’s international training model and innovative digital platform.
Staff members educated | Partner banks involved
About the company
Based in Manila, ADB is an international development finance institution, owned by 67 members. By targeting its investments wisely in partnership with its stakeholders, ADB helps its developing members reduce poverty, ensuring that growth is sustainable and inclusive through loans, technical assistance, grants and advice.
Through its Trade Finance Programme (TFP), ADB works with partner banks to provide companies with the financial support needed to trade in Asia’s most challenging markets. The programme supports a wide range of transactions—from commodities and capital goods to medical supplies and consumer goods.
To effectively strengthen employee competencies and build expertise, ADB required an international and high-impact training resource that would allow the staff to easily adapt to the changing requirements of stakeholders; gain a competitive edge and better advise the trade community. It was also essential that materials were accessible anywhere, at any time.
How we helped
ADB was able to offer specialised training and certification to 150 staff members in 80 banks thanks to the ICC Academy’s industry-backed curriculum and convenient online platform. With employees’ expertise boosted, TFP partner banks were able to provide high-quality support to local export and import companies, resulting in increased trade activities throughout the region.
Kazi Kamal Hossain
Principal Officer, Southeast Bank Limited
With expertise boosted among select TFP employees, ADB is set to expand its capacity-building initiative with the ICC Academy in 2018. This step reinforces ADB’s commitment to advance partner bank knowledge, allowing companies to reach their potential through international trade.
Head of Trade Finance, Asian Development Bank