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Savings Groups Cushioning Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic in Zambia

As the world continues to face economic turmoil resulting from the COVID-19, communities in Zambia are turning to informal savings groups to cushion the impact of the pandemic.

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Pandemic Lending Pushes Community Banks Toward Fintech Fixes

A federal stimulus program to combat the recent economic downturn is pushing more community banks to embrace financial technology partnerships.

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The Impact of Coronavirus on Foreign Workers

A Q&A with World Bank economist Dilip Ratha on the job losses and travel restrictions affecting migrants around the world.

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COVID-19 Is Boosting Fintech and Mobile Money in Myanmar, but What’s Next?

Where does Myanmar’s fintech industry stand after its first decade?

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Africa Leaders Urge Closer Ties Amid Post-COVID "Better Normal"

Central banks in Africa are responding to COVID-19 by investing in practical solutions that bring disadvantaged groups into formal financial services, accelerating their ability to recover and build resilience against future crises.

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Developing World Loses Billions in Money From Migrant Workers

Migrant workers who lost their jobs because of the pandemic’s economic impact are running out of cash to send home, dealing a blow to the fragile economic health of the developing world.

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COVID-19: Augmenting Farmer Access to Long-Term Credit

Failing to protect farmers amid the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic can worsen India’s agrarian distress.

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Digital Financial Inclusion in the Times of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic could be a game changer for digital financial services.

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IFC Providing $5 Million to Timor-Leste's Kaebauk Investimentu no Finansas, S.A. to Improve Access to Finance for Farmers, With a Focus on Women

The investment is expected to lead to over 10,000 more people gaining access to finance by 2024, of which over 75 percent will be women.