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Super Apps Rising: Mobile Drives Digital Payments Uptick in Pakistan

The pandemic and the rise of mobile infrastructure have set the stage to bring people living in developing and emerging economies into the digital realm.

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A Strategic Partnership With YULCOM for an Enhanced Digital Offering

The partnership aims to develop an enhanced digital service offering and support the financial inclusion of marginalized populations, especially women, in developing and emerging countries.

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IFC and Switzerland Partner to Help Develop Agricultural Capital Markets in Ukraine, Benefiting Small Farmers

Small farmers will have improved access to finance given a new endeavor that aims to boost capital markets development in Ukraine, enabling refinancing opportunities for creditors in agriculture.

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UNCDF Is Boosting Financial Inclusion and Job Creation in Ghana Through Green Innovation Challenge

Applicants can be based anywhere globally, however solutions must focus on youth, women, returning migrants or MSMES in Ashanti and Western regions of Ghana.

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Digital Payments — Not Cash — Is Now King in Asia’s Payment Ecosystem

Notwithstanding border restrictions, the region’s digital payments ecosystem is growing as countries collaborate to connect their domestic payment systems.

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Now in English, Spanish and French: EMA2020 Publication on "Encouraging Effective & Inclusive Savings"

This publication pulls together the innovations and factors for success of the top-ten applicants, while outlining the enduring importance of access to savings to strengthen resilience of low-income households.

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FinEquity Guide Launch: Measuring Women’s Economic Empowerment in Financial Inclusion

This publication serves as a reference guide for stakeholders interested in applying Women’s Economic Empowerment measurements to their work.

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Open Request for Proposals: Consumer Protection Research Initiative

The Initiative will accept proposals for full and pilot projects which use randomized controlled trial evaluation to assess the impact of a consumer protection intervention or market monitoring tool.

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IFAD Launches $500m Fund to Channel Climate Finance to Smallholders

The Adaptation for Smallholder Agriculture Program, known as ASAP+, aims to mobilize $500 million to reach more than 10 million people with climate adaptation activities.

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High Cost, Waiting Time Associated With Remittances Big Concern Among Malaysians, Survey Shows

These findings were from a survey to better understand how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected the remittance habits of those living in Malaysia.