Access to Finance Documents

30.06.2017 | P. Mukherjee, M.Pandey and P. Prashad | International Labour Organization (ILO)

Bundling agriculture insurance with other services like credit and better farm inputs is fast emerging as a possible solution to help agriculture insurance to achieve better social outcomes, make insurance more tangible and enable schemes to scale...

21.06.2017 | FinMark Trust | AFR

This dedicated FinScope Insight Note is aimed at highlighting the results of the ecosystem and usage of digital financial services in Rwanda. The FinScope Survey not only enabled the assessment of the landscape of financial access in Rwanda, but...

31.05.2017 | A.B. Fanta, K. Mutsonziwa, B. Berkowitz et al. | FinMark Trust

This paper reports on the determinants of small business access to finance (both formal and informal) in 5 countries in the SADC region using data from FinScope surveys. It also reports on the link between access to credit and performance and the...

31.05.2017 | CGFS, FSB | BIS

The report considers the implications for financial stability should FinTech credit grow to account for a significant share of overall credit. Potential benefits include access to alternative funding sources for borrowers, a lower concentration of...

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Displaced populations are growing, and are increasingly connected. Cash transfers are increasingly used as a modality for delivering aid. Cash-Based Interventions (CBIs), dispersed via mobile money can deliver a number of benefits to beneficiaries,...

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...

30.04.2017 | I. Cintina and I. Love | The World Bank

This paper evaluates effectiveness of microfinance using Propensity Score Matching (PSM) method applied to data collected in a recent randomized control trial. This method allows one to answer an additional set of questions not answered by the...

30.04.2017 | E. Minischetti | GSMA

Despite significant growth in mobile money over the last decade, there are still wide gender gaps in mobile money account ownership and usage. There is valuable data on the gender gap in mobile financial services, but to better target and reach...

30.04.2017 | A.B. Fanta, K. Mutsonziwa, B. Berkowitz et al. | FinMark Trust

A third of adults in SADC are indebted and with access to credit from either a formal or informal lender, while a quarter of adults exhibit signs of over-indebtedness which implies that three quarters of those that borrow fall into the trap of...