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State of the Art of Green Inclusive Finance 2011-2019

This report, which is the result of a collaborative effort with the Green Inclusive and Climate Smart Finance Action Group, offers a comprehensive overview of the current landscape of green inclusive finance.


UNCDF: Gender Equality Strategy 2022-2025

The Strategy highlights the centrality of addressing structural and discriminatory practices, and creating a conducive policy and institutional framework as an important foundation on which to build a financing agenda that targets equitable economic development and gender-responsive transformation.


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.


Climate Risk and Financial Inclusion: A Regulatory Perspective on Risks and Opportunities

This working paper outlines how inclusive green finance policies can enhance financial stability by creating a more resilient real economy and reducing the risks facing the financial sector.


Food Security: Implications for Supervisors

This Note examines the topic of food security addressing the issues that supervisors face, given their mandate and the overlap of issues.


The Digital Transformation of Small and Micro-Businesses in Bangladesh

This report provides an analysis of the second phase of the Build Back Better—Enhancing Recovery and Resilience of Small and Micro-Businesses (SMB) project in Bangladesh since 2020.


Advancing Livelihoods Through Financial Inclusion in Iraq

This report provides an overview of the target market and enabling environment for the financial services industry in Iraq.


Climate Change and Index Insurance

This briefing note summarizes the emerging issues related to climate change and index insurance, discussing how climate trends are being considered in index product design and pricing, and how this could be improved.

Guide / Toolkit

Disaster Risk Finance Strategy: Guideline for Pacific Island Countries

This guideline provides a step-by-step account of how Pacific Island countries can develop national Disaster Risk Financing strategies.


Making Digital Public Infrastructure Work for Women

This policy brief offers recommendations that leverage digital public infrastructure to enable and advance women’s economic empowerment through financial inclusion.