Access to Finance Documents

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...

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...

04.01.2017 | A2ii, IAIS, FinMark Trust, FSB | Access to Insurance Initiative (A2ii)

This report summarises the key take-aways and recommendations of the seminar on Financial Education: Challenges, Trends and Measures of Success in Supporting Financial Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa held in September 2016 in Sandton, South Africa.

31.12.2016 | Bank of Sierra Leone | Bank of Sierra Leone

This document sets out the National Strategy for Financial Inclusion (NSFI) 2017 – 2020 and aims to optimize collective efforts toward financial inclusion in Sierra Leone. Six key areas necessary for promoting inclusive financial systems have been...

31.12.2016 | C. Huber, C. Schmidt | GIZ/BMZ, MFW4A, NFNV

Bridging the gender gap in financial inclusion has recently become a policy priority among financial sector policy makers in developing and emerging economies. Yet this focus on women’s financial inclusion is not new. Since 2012, the GIZ has...

31.12.2016 | Financial Inclusion Secretariat-CBN | Central Bank of Nigeria

The 2015 Annual Report on the National Financial Inclusion Strategy provides an update on the progress made towards achieving the targets set in the Strategy. It briefly describes global financial inclusion developments and reviews key components of...

15.12.2016 | EIB | EIB

This study follows-up on European Investment Bank's (EIB) 2015 study on “Recent Trends in Banking in sub-Saharan Africa - From Financing to Investment”. Against the background of a rapidly evolving context for the Sub-Saharan Africa banking...