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FinDev Interview

Finding Our Collective Direction Towards Women's Economic Empowerment

Aude de Montesquiou, Global Facilitator for FinEquity, discusses the community of practice's current work and future ambitions to support women.
FinDev Blog

Wartime Wheat: Supporting Farmers and Food Security in Ukraine

Affordable financing is critical for Ukrainian agribusinesses as they support their fellow farmers and soldiers on the front lines.
FinDev Blog

Saving to Build Resilience: At Odds With Saving for Future Goals?

New research takes a look at how formal savings accounts can help people manage financial risks as well as accumulate savings for the future.
FinDev Blog

Green Inclusive Finance: Necessity and Opportunity for MFIs in Middle East and North Africa

How can the region’s microfinance sector help manage climate risks and continue to protect and improve livelihoods?
FinDev Blog

Central Bank Digital Currencies: Five Lessons From Three Trailblazers

Experiences from the Bahamas, China and Nigeria help illuminate the rocky path for other central banks interested in implementing their own digital currencies.
FinDev Blog

Micro and Small Enterprises Get Their Own Digital Ambassadors in Colombia

Approximately 16 million people in Colombia depend on income generated from micro and small enterprises (MSEs). Digital platforms and tools can help them grow, but uptake and use is impeded by diverse challenges.
FinDev Blog

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.
FinDev Blog

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. 
FinDev Guide

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.
FinDev Blog

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.