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WhatsApp Helps Small Businesses Get Back on Their Feet After the Pandemic

Business support organizations in Brazil and Peru share how they used this digital tool to build entrepreneur communities and capacity.

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Food Insecurity Among Microfinance Clients

As food prices rise, data from the COVID-19 pandemic shows us which households will suffer the most, and what makes them vulnerable.

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Agent Gender Matters

While there is growing evidence of a positive relationship between cash-in cash-out (CICO) network quality and gender inclusiveness, there is still an ongoing debate about whether the gender of the agent matters for business performance and for women’s financial inclusion.

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From Humanitarian Assistance to Economic Resilience in Yemen

CARE shares results and lessons from adapting their Village Savings & Loan Association (VSLA) model to crisis settings to help extend access to financial services to some of the most underserved communities in the world.


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This FinDev guide highlights some of the most recent analytical pieces on the newly released Global Findex database 2021 and will continue to be updated as new publications become available.

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COVID-19 Resource Hub

Latest news, publications, blogs, events and other resources on coronavirus and financial inclusion

Latest Publications

FinDev Gateway hosts publications from over 2,000 organizations. Explore the largest collection of resources on microfinance and financial inclusion including over 8,000 papers, case studies, toolkits and more.

Slide Deck / CGAP

Banking-as-a-Service: How it Can Catalyze Financial Inclusion

Banking-as-a-Service (BaaS) is an entirely new business model that enables non-banks to offer banking services under their own brand and seamlessly embedded into their digital offering. By enabling the embedding of financial services into almost any digital context, BaaS may augur a profound evolution of the financial sector of which we are only seeing the early stages. In addition to an analysis of the BaaS model, this reading deck also contains four case studies of BaaS providers: Solarisbank (Europe), Cross River (USA), Accendo Banco (Mexico) and Green Dot (USA). These businesses can offer a compelling indication of how the BaaS model may unfold in emerging markets and developing economies.

Paper / CGAP

Banking in Layers: Five Cases to Illustrate How the Market Structure for Financial Services is Evolving

Exploring the market-level modularization of financial services through case studies featuring new models that are emerging, how they are coming about, and what they mean for the financial inclusion of low-income people in emerging markets and developing economies.
Case Study / Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI)

Leveraging Digital ID and e-KYC for the Financial Inclusion of Forcibly Displaced Persons: Risks and Opportunities

This report discusses the challenges and bottlenecks preventing the wider adoption of digital ID and e-KYC to advance the financial inclusion of forcibly displaced persons in Rwanda, Mauritania, and Eswatini.

News & Events

Keep up with the global microfinance and financial inclusion community. Check out the latest news from across the sector, and an extensive calendar of events and trainings hosted by a wide range of organizations.

FinDev Webinars

FinDev Webinars enable financial inclusion practitioners to share lessons and attend online presentations and discussions delivered by the world’s leading financial inclusion experts.

Lifting the Fog: ATLAS Data for Financial Inclusion

This webinar introduces ATLAS, a new data platform centralizing data on financial and social performance to make financial inclusion accountable.

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