Access to Finance Documents

31.03.2017 | N. Chehade, A. Navarro, Y. Barnier et al. | CGAP, Arab Monetary Fund

This paper explores the landscape of measuring financial inclusion in the Arab world. the AMF and its task force will be working closely with CGAP, the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, and GIZ, among others, to advance measurement of financial...

31.03.2017 | M. Bourreau, S. Hoernig | IGC

This report presents a review of concept and recent developments. The authors present country-specific information for cases where interoperability has been introduced or at least attempted, and describe the mobile money market in Mozambique and...

06.03.2017 | K. Holloway, Z. Niazi, R. Rouse | Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA)

Research shows that when people participate in the financial system, they are better able to manage risk, start or invest in a business, and fund large expenditures like education or a home improvement. Increasing women’s financial inclusion is...

28.02.2017 | A.N. Mukasa, A.M. Simpasa, A.O. Salami | African Development Bank (AfDB)

This paper investigates the nature, extent, and impacts of credit constraints in Ethiopia’s agriculture. Using a direct elicitation approach on a panel of 5,308 smallholder farmers, we find that around 66.6% were credit constrained, a majority of...

28.02.2017 | Central Bank of Nigeria, IFC | Central Bank of Nigeria, IFC

This report is based on research commissioned by the Central Bank of Nigeria and IFC to understand the awareness, perceptions, and behavior of micro-small and medium-sized enterprises with regard to access to finance and financial services. The...

28.02.2017 | FSD Africa, Mercy Corps | FSD Africa, Mercy Corps

This think piece is a response to the recognition that inclusive financial market development in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) faces new challenges. It argues that there is a triple justification for an increased focus on fragility-affected states in...

28.02.2017 | IMF | IMF

A joint International Monetary Fund (IMF)-World Bank mission visited Rabat and Casablanca in 2015, to assess the soundness and resilience of the banking system, the state of play in financial inclusion and infrastructure, the oversight frameworks...

28.02.2017 | FIS Peer Learning Group | AFI

The objective of this Guideline Note on Integrating Gender and Women’s Financial Inclusion into National Strategies is to highlight current practices among the AFI Network and provide guidance on gender and integrating women’s financial inclusion...

04.01.2017 | K. Miles, A. Green | Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii)

This paper aims to inspire momentum and increase awareness among insurance supervisors of the transformative potential of gender approaches. It explains how supervisors have started to consider gender dimensions in their work, in particular by...