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The latest Microfinance Banana Skins ranks the risk perceptions of practitioners and observers of the microfinance sector. Responses this year focused on microfinance institutions' ability to adapt and manage a sound business in such a fast-growing environment.
This Brief highlights some early experience on the potential of digital footprints from mobile phone use.
Financial Access 2011 provides an overview of data sources and discusses select methodological supply-side data issues. It includes a discussion with leading experts on financial inclusion data.
As existing and trusted institutions with large branch networks reaching rural areas, Arab postal networks have the potential to be powerful tools in the fight for greater financial inclusion in the Arab World.
This paper explores the KGFS model as it is applied in various parts of India.
This Brief addresses the need for a deeper understanding of the financial needs of poor people. It takes a specific look at segmentation in Mexico.
In 1995, the World Bank and a set of leading donors formed CGAP for the purpose of advancing access to financial services for poor families in the developing world. Since then, CGAP has made a number of important leadership contributions, influencing the evolution of the field from its early focus on microcredit to a broader concept of microfinance, then access to finance, and most recently, financial inclusion.
This Focus Note first describes the challenges of the broader financial inclusion landscape and then explores three promising roles government can play in developing more financially inclusive ecosystems.