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Afghanistan: World Bank, ARTF Support Access to Finance for Small Businesses, Women’s Economic Inclusion with $16M Grant

The grant will support the Empowering Microfinance and Enterprises for Resilience and Growth (EMERGe) Project and will be provided directly to the Aga Khan Foundation USA.

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Advancing the Modernization and Integration of Payment Systems in the Western Balkans

With support from the World Bank, the Western Balkan economies are making significant progress in aligning their national payment systems with EU standards as part of their accession goals.

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Digital Cash Transfers for Emergency Response: Lessons From Cameroon

This research shares findings from an evaluation in 2021 documenting lessons learned from digital government-to-people (G2P) payments to eighty thousand beneficiaries, mostly women, in Cameroon.

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Digital Payments and the COVID-19 Shock: The Role of Preexisting Conditions in Banking, Infrastructure, Human Capabilities, and Digital Regulation

This paper investigates how the use of digital payments and financial services expanded during and after COVID-19 and looks into the driving factors for that expansion.

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The Global State of Financial Inclusion and Consumer Protection, 2022

This publication details the key findings and provides a source of global data to benchmark efforts by financial sector authorities to improve the enabling environment for financial inclusion and consumer protection.

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Reaching Financial Equality for Women

This publication offers a 10-point action plan for governments, companies, and international organizations to help end women's economic exclusion.

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The Global State of Financial Inclusion & Consumer Protection, 2022

This report details the key findings and provides a source of global data to benchmark efforts by financial sector authorities to improve the enabling environment for financial inclusion and consumer protection.

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Remittances Remain Resilient but Are Slowing

This brief includes describes key developments in remittance flows and provides projections of remittance trends in 2023 in light of a slowing global economy, continued high inflation and increased interest rates, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and the conflict in Sudan.

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World Bank Continues to Support Morocco's Financial and Digital Inclusion Reforms

The World Bank approved financing of $450 million for advancing financial and digital inclusion to continue supporting the government in implementing reforms to improve financial inclusion, digital entrepreneurship and more in Morocco.

Guide / Toolkit

Responsive by Design: Building Adaptive Social Protection Systems in South Asia

The purpose of this report is to apply the adaptive social protection framework to the South Asian context to guide future dialogue and policy making.