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31.05.2017 | Convergences | Convergences

The microfinance sector continues to enjoy double-digit growth. Microfinance is not only a factor for financial inclusion, but is also a significant lever in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. By fostering access to services in the fields of...

30.04.2017 | A. Demirguc-Kunt, L. Klapper, D. Singer | The World Bank

There is growing evidence that appropriate financial services have substantial benefits for consumers, especially women and poor adults. This paper provides an overview of financial inclusion around the world and reviews the recent empirical...

31.03.2017 | M. Trombetta, M.L. Calvo, P. Casadio | IGC

This brief discusses the role of Financial Non-Governmental Organisations (FNGOs) in promoting the growth of microenterprises (MEs) into small enterprises (SEs) and the issues and constraints affecting their capacity and performance. It recommends...

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...

31.03.2017 | South African Reserve Bank | South African Reserve Bank

This issue of the Financial Stability Review focuses mainly on the six-month period ending December 2016. However, selected developments up to the date of publication are also reported on.

31.03.2017 | J. Abrams, M. Carraro, W. Ahmed | The MasterCard Foundation, BFA

The MasterCard Foundation’s financial inclusion partners have identified alternate delivery channels (ADCs) as having high potential to reach the “last mile” customer with relevant and accessible access to finance. As part of its multi-pronged...

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...