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The Promises of Digital Bank Accounts for Low-Income Individuals

This study tests the extent to which the promises of digital modes of payment, increased efficiency of transactions, increased financial inclusion, and improvements in the financial well-being of low-income individuals, are fulfilled.


Child Labor, Rainfall Shocks, and Financial Inclusion: Evidence From Rural Households

This paper explores how rural Colombian households respond to rainfall shocks by shifting children's time from school to domestic activities, with the impact on education mitigated or exacerbated by financial inclusion measures.


Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2021: Migrant Efforts During the COVID-19 Crisis

This  report  focuses on the flows of remittances received by each country and sub-region in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2021 and hopes to provide input for decision-making on migration and remittances. 


Where Are the Unbanked in Belize?: Using Machine Learning Small Area Estimation to Improve Financial Inclusion Geographic Targeting

This study aims to contribute to the efficient and effective implementation of Belize's National Financial Inclusion Strategy by identifying the geographical areas where unbanked people live and analyzing the factors that influence the use of financial services and instruments.


Savings Groups Reduce Vulnerability, but Have Mixed Effects on Financial Inclusion

How does introduction to savings groups impact the likelihood of using formal financial services?


IDB Group Analyzes Financial Inclusion in Times of COVID-19

On November 16, IDB Lab will bring together experts on the state of financial inclusion in a scenario strongly marked by the disruptions caused by the health emergency.


Financial Innovation to Support Women-Led Businesses

This document summarizes the main characteristics of Mexico's first gender bond with the aim of expanding the resources available to finance projects led by women in rural areas.

Case Study

Catalyzing Inclusive Financial Systems: Chile’s Commitment to Women’s Data

Valuable lessons on collecting and using sex-disaggregated data in the financial sector