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Blazing a Trail for Women’s Financial Inclusion in Nigeria

The Central Bank of Nigeria has identified eight Strategic Imperatives. With their respective communities of practice, they aim to close the country’s financial inclusion gender gap.
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Top Ten Publications of 2022

In 2022, we published over 400 publications on FinDev Gateway in English, French, Spanish and Arabic on topics ranging from central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) to consumer protection to the role of fintech. 
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Top Ten Blog Posts of 2022

In 2022, the FinDev Blog featured the insights and experiences of over 50 community members on a range of topics. In the top ten most read blog posts from 2022, the sector's move to digital, especially with a focus on women, and savings groups were key themes.
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Applying a Gender Lens to Digital Remittances

Digital remittances can form a gateway to better financial health and inclusion for migrants and their families. Yet one key factor influencing remittance behavior is often overlooked: gender.
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Microfinance in the Arab World: Growing, Evolving and Building Resilience

Five key takeaways from the 2022 Sanabel Conference on the state of financial inclusion in the region
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Is Fintech Always Inclusive?

An IMF working paper looks at who fintech is helping and who it is leaving behind, using cross-country and emerging fintech data to see if fintech use is associated with narrowing class, rural and gender divides.
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Rising Interest Rates, a Strong Dollar and Global Inflation Could Burden MFIs

How will the evolving global macroeconomic situation impact the microfinance sector in emerging markets? Financial inclusion consultant Erik Geurts shared his thoughts on a recent Let's Talk Microfinance podcast. 
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What Findex 2021 Tells Us About Financial Inclusion in India

Digital financial services are helping drive financial inclusion, but infrastructural barriers remain.
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Artificial Intelligence in Financial Inclusion: How Should Supervisors Respond?

The use of artificial intelligence and machine learning in the financial sector is spreading exponentially across advanced and emerging economies. What are the risks and opportunities presented by these innovations?
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How Can Small Scale Savings Be Offered Sustainably?

After six years of implementation, Scale2Save shares a number of lessons learned around the key drivers they identified for viable business models and the institutional factors that affect an FSP’s ability to offer low-balance savings products.