Sao Tome and Principe: World Bank Boosts Improvements in the Banking System, Access to Finance
This $7 million financing for the ongoing Institutional Capacity Building Project will help scale-up activities with the Central Bank of Sao Tome and Principe and support system modernizations as part of the COVID-19 mitigation response.
COVID-19 G2P Cash-Transfer Payments - Case Study: Philippines
This case study highlights how the Government of the Philippines (GoP) responded to the pandemic with strong social protection measures. The government program that was created in March 2020 aims to provide cash assistance to 18 million households (over 75 percent of total households) in the country. This case study documents the lessons learned from the implementation of the program, focusing on the digital G2P (government to persons) payment delivery.
Resilience: COVID-19 Crisis Through a Migration Lens
This Migration and Development Brief provides updates on global trends in migration and remittances highlighting developments related to migration-related SDG indicators.
Consumer Risks in Fintech
This paper identifies a range of consumer risks posed by fintech and discusses consumer protection regulatory approaches for policy makers to consider when developing regulatory policy to target such risks.
The Next Wave of Suptech Innovation
The objective of this technical note is to assist market conduct authorities to build and enhance supervisory capacity and efficiency by providing concrete examples where supervisory technology can be leveraged.
Reaching Financial Equality for Women
This 10-point action plan for governments and businesses shares practical steps to help end the continued economic exclusion of women through digital financial inclusion.
Cash in the City: Emerging Lessons From Implementing Cash Transfers in Urban Africa
Informing strategic directions for urban social protection
Learning to Navigate a New Financial Technology: Evidence From Payroll Accounts
How do inexperienced consumers learn to use a new financial technology?
Embedding Digital Finance in e-Commerce Platforms During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Early assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on e-commerce and the provision of digital financial services for micro, small, and medium enterprises and low-income consumers
COVID-19: Remittance Flows to Shrink 14 Percent by 2021
Remittance flows to low and middle-income countries are projected to fall by 7 percent, to $508 billion in 2020, followed by a further decline of 7.5 percent, to $470 billion in 2021.