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09.07.2018 | M. Mattern | CGAP

The rapid pace of technological transformation across the developing world has important implications for the financial inclusion of the world’s poor. Amid this change, new technologies that enable inclusive agricultural finance have garnered...

22.06.2018 | GIZ | GIZ

All over the world, entrepreneurship is increasingly being recognised as a key driver of job creation and economic growth. Successful entrepreneurs are celebrated as luminaries, and the entrepreneurial mantra of accepting and learning from failure...

22.06.2018 | IFAD | IFAD

The report presents an overview of the results achieved by APFSI (African Postal Financial Services Initiative) as related to its specific objectives in: reducing the cost of remittances to and within Africa; reducing transaction times for...

22.06.2018 | GIZ | GIZ

All over the world, entrepreneurship is increasingly being recognised as a key driver of job creation and economic growth. Successful entrepreneurs are celebrated as luminaries, and the entrepreneurial mantra of accepting and learning from failure...

21.06.2018 | B.Cooper, A. Esser & R.T. Peter | CENFRI

This note is the second in a series of seven notes that explore the supply-side barriers to remittances in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Currently, the average cost of remittances to SSA is 9.4% of the value of the transaction, compared to the global...

20.06.2018 | M. Mattern & C. McKay | CGAP

This paper examines two Sub-Saharan African countries, Tanzania and Ghana, for lessons other countries can use to achieve their own success in developing inclusive payment ecosystems. To set the stage for analysis, the paper begins with case studies...

25.05.2018 | IFC, MasterCard Foundation | IFC

The launch and growth of digital financial services has led to an unprecedented increase in the number of people enjoying access to formal financial services. Today, Africa is home to more digital financial services deployments than any other region...

24.05.2018 | S. Staschen & P. Meagher | CGAP

This Focus Note takes a close look at four building blocks in regulation, which we call basic regulatory enablers, and how they have been implemented in practice. Each of the enablers addresses a specific aspect of creating an enabling and safe...

21.05.2018 | SOS Faim | SOS Faim

The raison d’être of microfinance is to provide access to financial services to those who are excluded from the usual sources. Rapid progress has been made, particularly with very small enterprises in urban areas. But it has to be said that there...