Access to Finance Documents

08.09.2016 | MFW4A | MFW4A

his report covers the first year of MFW4A’s 2015-2017 strategy and its portfolio of initiatives. The strategy was shaped by extensive consultations with our governance bodies and other stakeholders, and builds on our successes while integrating...

26.07.2016 | P. Baraton, F. Léon | MFW4A

Using an original database of over 3,000 micro and small enterprises (MSMEs) that were microfinance institution (MFI) clients in Madagascar over the period of 2008-2014, the authors observe that around one third of these entrepreneurs changed...

19.07.2016 | S. Cheston, T. Conde, A. Bykere et al. | IIF, CFI

This study examines the underreported role of banks in driving financial inclusion. Of the 3.2 billion people in the world with financial transaction accounts, 97 percent hold an account at a financial institution. According to the World Bank’s...

06.07.2016 | MFW4A | MFW4A

This report covers the first year of MFW4A’s 2015-2017 strategy and its portfolio of initiatives. The strategy was shaped by extensive consultations with our governance bodies and other stakeholders, and builds on our successes while integrating...

08.06.2016 | M. Gash, B. Gray | CGAP

The primary theory of change for the microfinance industry has historically been one in which access to and use of formal financial services reduces household poverty. Newer theories of change suggest that the use of financial services for poor...

08.06.2016 | A. Demirguc-Kunt, L. Klapper, D. Randall | World Bank

In fragile and conflict-affected states just 15 percent of adults have an account at a formal financial institution while 26 percent report having saved in the past year, according to new data from the Global Financial Inclusion (Global Findex)...

31.05.2016 | G. Suedekum | UPU, ILO

This study by the Universal Postal Union (UPU) and the International Labour Organization (ILO) delves into the transformative potential of postal networks into well-suited providers of insurance. The report concludes by presenting three types of...

17.05.2016 | J. Zollmann, N. Ravishankar | FSD Kenya

Drawing primarily on Kenya Financial Diaries, this report explores the nature of the healthcare financing challenge for poor Kenyan households, looking at how often the poor seek healthcare, how much they pay for it, how they raise money to finance...

17.05.2016 | S. A. Asongu, B. Moulin | ELSEVIER

This study assesses the role of ICT in complementing private credit bureaus (PCB) and public credit registries (PCR) in reducing information asymmetry for financial access. The study investigates a panel of 53 African countries for the period...

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