Access to Finance Documents

18.07.2017 | S. Cleary, S. Alderighi, J. Irving and J. Woodsome | World Federation of Exchanges, Milken Institute

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) play a vital role in generating economic growth in the world’s economies. Despite their economic importance, however, SMEs struggle with access to finance. While this is true in many countries—across...

13.07.2017 | J. Irving, J. Schellhase and J. Woodsome | Milken Institute

Today, there are around 30 SME-dedicated market segments on stock exchanges in emerging-market and developing economies, the majority of which have been established in the past 15 years. Through a survey instrument that has been created jointly with...

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...