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19 October 2017
This study looks at Pakistan’s nearly decade-old experience with regulating digital financial services (referred in the local context as branchless banking) as a test case for the RIA Lite methodology,
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26 February 2016
While there has been renewed appreciation for how reaching smallholder households could drive financial inclusion, little is known about this unique, yet massive client group.
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English (15 pages) | Portuguese (21 pages)
25 February 2016
CGAP's Smallholder Diaries explores the financial lives of farming families in Mozambique, Tanzania and Pakistan.
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English (108 pages) | English (16 pages) | French (108 pages) | Spanish (111 pages)
04 August 2015
This paper draws from research conducted in Brazil, Colombia, Kenya, Mexico, Pakistan, Peru, the Philippines, Tanzania, and Uganda to look at how providers identify, classify, and manage risks related to the use of agents and how supervisors assess providers.
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English (49 pages) | French (55 pages)
03 April 2015
This Focus Note shares early insights from CGAP's ongoing Smallholder Diaries, providing a first look at the financial lives of smallholder households not only as agricultural producers, but also as consumers, laborers, and off-farm entrepreneurs.
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10 June 2014
Pakistan is the second country selected for an I-SIP rapid research exercise. The main objectives of the research were to develop and refine the I-SIP Methodology, raise awareness of I-SIP linkages, and help Pakistani policy makers adopt the I-SIP Methodology.
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31 January 2013
Pakistan is becoming a laboratory for G2P payment innovations. This report by CGAP discusses the G2P payments sector in Pakistan and demonstrates how social transfers can help bring poor people into the formal financial system.
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18 June 2012

Interoperability of retail payment instruments is not an objective in its own right; rather it is a means of achieving other desirable objectives.

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English (52 pages)
01 October 2011

This Brief highlights key challenges and opportunities that are likely to shape the branchless banking market in Pakistan in the near term.

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15 April 2011

Although Pakistan’s population exceeds 170 million,it is estimated that there are only 16 million individual bank accounts, meaning that the vast majority of the population is without access to banking services.

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