Access to Finance Documents

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...

14.05.2018 | E. Hernandez, Y. Bin-Humam, R. Ciacci, N. Benni & S. Kaaria | CGAP

This Brief explores the gender gap in financial inclusion among smallholder families in Tanzania and Mozambique through unique survey data that allow for a nationally representative look at smallholders. The analysis reveals female smallholders...

01.05.2018 | Proparco | Proparco

Devoting an issue of Private Sector & Development to venture capital and the world of start-ups in Africa means looking at a booming market, understanding the main components and discussing the potential negative externalities which can stem from...

26.04.2018 | A. Demirgüç-Kunt, L. Klapper, D. Singer, S. Ansar & J. Hess | World Bank Group

The Global Findex database is the world’s most comprehensive data set on how adults save, borrow, make payments, and manage risk. The 2017 edition includes updated indicators on access to and use of formal and informal financial services. And it...

26.04.2018 | D. Ratha, S. Plaza, S. De, K. Schuettler, G. Seshan, N.D. Yameogo & E.J. Kim | KNOMAD (World Bank Group)

This Migration and Development Brief reports global trends in migration and remittance flows, as well as developments related to the Global Compact on Migration (GCM), and the Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) indicators for volume of remittances...

19.04.2018 | World Bank | World Bank

The Little Data Book on Financial Inclusion 2018 is a pocket edition of the Global Findex database published in 2018. The data represent a third round of data collection since the Global Findex database was launched in 2011. The database provides...

31.03.2018 | Habitat’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter | Habitat’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter

In the absence of affordable housing solutions and accessible financing options, the majority of lower-income families resort to building incrementally based on their needs and available resources. Increasingly, financial institutions serving BOP...