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Fintech: Financial Inclusion or Exclusion?

This paper examines two research questions. First, does fintech improve digital financial inclusion? Second, are there segments of society that are not included because they do not have the capacity and means to adopt fintech – such as women, the poor and people living in rural areas?

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No Easy Solution: A Smorgasbord of Factors Drive Remittance Costs

This paper delves deeply into the complex remittances ecosystem where costs are driven by a myriad of factors, making it difficult to come up with solutions for reducing remittance costs.

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Is Digital Financial Inclusion Unlocking Growth?

This paper looks at whether digital financial inclusion has a positive impact on economic growth similarly to that of through traditional services, and why experiences vary across countries. 

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Fintech Potential for Remittance Transfers: A Central America Perspective

This paper analyzes the potential for fintech to facilitate cheaper and more efficient remittances, and to enhance financial inclusion in Central America.

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Fintech and Financial Inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean

This paper analyzes how governments can leverage rapid expansion of fintech activities to drive financial inclusion in the region.

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Defying the Odds: Remittances During the COVID-19 Pandemic

This paper provides an early assessment of the dynamics and drivers of remittances during the COVID-19 pandemic, using a newly compiled monthly remittance dataset for a sample of 52 countries, of which 16 countries with bilateral remittance data.

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Impact of Interest Rate Cap on Financial Inclusion in Cambodia

Bank and microfinance supervisory data analysis results show some unintended impact on financial inclusion.

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Digital Financial Inclusion in Emerging and Developing Economies: A New Index

This paper aims to fill this gap in the existing literature by incorporating both measures of access to and usage of financial services industry into the measurement of financial inclusion.

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Financial Inclusion: What Have We Learned So Far? What Do We Have to Learn?

Overview of the trends and drivers of financial inclusion

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Harnessing Digital Technologies to Promote SMEs in the MENAP Region

How can SMEs leverage digital technologies to promote inclusive growth?