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31.12.2017 | The World Bank | The World Bank

The evidence that women both drive agricultural production and rely on it for their livelihoods means that greater financial and informational service provision to women, especially through digital channels, could increase the efficiency and...

31.12.2017 | H. Natarajan, S. Krause & H. Gradstein | The World Bank

The financial sector is currently undergoing a major transformation, brought about by the rapid development and spread of new technologies. The confluence of ‘finance’ and ‘technology’ is often referred to as ‘Fintech’, typically describing...

21.12.2017 | D. Dias & S. Staschen | CGAP

Reliable, timely, complete, and readily accessible data are crucial for efficient and effective risk identification and assessment in financial sector supervision and enforcement. They are particularly important for financial supervisors in emerging...

19.12.2017 | O. Tomilova & E. Dashi | CGAP

The 2017 edition of CGAP’s annual Cross-Border Funder Survey reports funding commitments from the 23 largest international funders of financial inclusion, representing 80 percent of the full set of over 54 international funders and 73 percent of the...

15.12.2017 | K. A. Abay, B. Koru, G. Abate & G. Berhane | International Growth Centre (IGC)

What is the optimal size and composition of Rural Savings and Credit Cooperatives (RuSACCOs)? With these broader questions in mind, we characterize alternative formation of RuSACCOs and their implications in improving rural households’ access to...

15.12.2017 | A. Koblanck, S. Heitmann and G. Davico | IFC

This study aims to understand what digital financial inclusion means in different African contexts in relation to historical, cultural and social factors. It is a comparative ethnographic exploration of the usage, perceptions and attitudes towards...

30.11.2017 | P. Meagher | CGAP

Regulation plays a critical role in the development and spread of digital financial services (DFS). This paper offers an analysis of the regulatory framework for DFS in Côte d’Ivoire, including its coverage, its conducive features, and its gaps and...

30.11.2017 | J-P. Stijns, S. Borysko & B. Marchitto | EIB

This report summarizes the discussions held in the context of the Roundtable on Digital Financial Inclusion in Africa during the 2017 EIB Africa Day, which was co-organized in Berlin on July 6th, 2017 by the EIB, Afrika-Verein der Deutschen...

22.11.2017 | Réseau Financité | Réseau Financité

La blockchain, une technologie bouleversant le système des transactions numériques, prend une place de plus en plus importante dans l'espace médiatique. Si l'on sent bien que le concept soit associé à une innovation importante, il n'est pas évident...