Sabaa Notta

Sabaa Notta is a consultant at the World Bank Group. Her work focuses on microfinance, inclusive fintech, finance for forcibly displaced populations, and inclusive finance in fragile countries. Sabaa has experience working in various regions, namely the Middle East North Africa (MENA) and East Africa. She holds a master's in public administration, development practice from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs in New York City and a bachelor's in business administration from York University's Schulich School of Business in Toronto.

By Sabaa Notta


Inclusive Finance in Fragile Countries: Advancing a Vital Agenda

With 80% of the world’s poorest expected to be living in fragile countries by 2030, fighting poverty means addressing fragility. Though often overlooked, underdeveloped financial systems and financial exclusion are key aspects of fragility.

How Are Fintechs Tackling the Arab World’s $123B SME Finance Gap?

Small and medium businesses are vital to the Arab world’s economic growth but face a massive financing gap. CGAP finds that only 5% of fintechs offer financing to these businesses today. Here are some that do.