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19 December 2017
The 2017 CGAP Cross-Border Funder Survey sheds light on key trends and development in international funding for financial inclusion. It shows that funder commitments to financial inclusion reached a historic high of US$37 billion in 2016.
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23 October 2017
Despite significant funding for financial inclusion efforts worldwide—an estimated US$34 billion was committed as of 2015—approximately 2 billion adults remain excluded from the formal financial system. How do funders of financial inclusion programs know if and how development programs are making a difference?
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English (120 pages)
25 September 2017
Funders have an important role to play in exploring how data-enabled financial services can benefit poor people and in helping governments to balance the new risks that are emerging with the opportunities provided by a digital world.
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15 August 2017
There is not enough being done to implement minimum standards in consumer protection for digital credit, and this exposes the industry and consumers to risks such as credit bubbles and mass-blacklisting of consumers in credit bureaus for just a few dollars of debt.
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English (24 pages)
19 June 2017
The future for poor people and financial inclusion is difficult to predict. In what ways will financial services influence inequality and economic participation for poor people by 2025?
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English (32 pages)
24 April 2017
Humanitarian crises pose a formidable development challenge. While the nature and incidences of these crises vary significantly, they affect millions of people, particularly the most vulnerable.
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English (48 pages) | Arabic (48 pages) | French (48 pages) | Spanish (50 pages)
19 April 2017
Insights gained from Mystery Shopping exercises can be critical for regulators and supervisors charged with overseeing DFS markets.
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English (24 pages)
17 April 2017
Mobile financial services (MFS) have rapidly become a conduit for fraud and other criminal activity. Various fraud types have been noted in key MFS markets, including consumer-facing fraud from agents and third parties and fraud perpetrated against agents.
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English (4 pages) | Spanish (4 pages)
05 April 2017
A financial innovation! The fastest growing financial industry! The next big thing in finance! Crowdfunding has garnered a lot of attention for its potential to further financial inclusion efforts.
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English (48 pages)
17 March 2017
It is time for DFIs to adopt an alternative approach to financial inclusion that prioritizes needed market changes. A shift to a market systems approach addresses this need and requires that DFIs carefully analyze each market to determine the key gaps, underlying causes, critical actors, and theory of change for bringing about sustainable market development.
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English (24 pages) | Spanish (28 pages)
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