Research & Analysis

Financial Services in Humanitarian Crises

Humanitarian crises are growing, posing a formidable development challenge and placing huge burdens on host communities. A CGAP-World Bank report, "The Role of Financial Services in Humanitarian Crises," explores how access to financial services can help people overcome adversity more quickly and sustainably.

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While the nature and incidences of humanitarian crises vary significantly, they affect millions of people, particularly the most vulnerable. Based on a literature review, this paper shows how financial services can be an entry point to support FDPs.