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The Opportunity for Digital and E-commerce Payments in the Pacific Region

This paper explores challenges and opportunities for digital and e-commerce payments in the Pacific Region. Findings from this study are utilized to plan and implement activities that help in enabling inclusive digital economies in the Pacific.

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Central Bank Digital Currencies: A Potential Response to the Financial Inclusion Challenges of the Pacific

This policy brief considers whether central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) can promote the accessibility of financial services across the Pacific islands and the design choices involved in their development.

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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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Human Resource Development Practices in the Microfinance Sector

This publication maps out the current landscape of Human Resource Development practices among MFIs, and sheds light on the relationship between HR practices and MFI performance.

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Improving Humanitarian Payments Through Digital Innovation: Challenges and Opportunities

This report offers research-based analysis and practical advice for humanitarian agencies on the advantages and areas for growth of five key financial technologies in digital payments: mobile money, artificial intelligence, distributed ledger technology (i.e. blockchain), super platforms and QR codes.

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Making the Most out of Digital Banking Platforms: 7 Tips for a Future-Proof Digital Strategy

This paper argues that a clear digital banking platform strategy is essential for banks to succeed, and those who will are the ones with a platform that can give them the flexibility to respond rapidly to market changes.

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State of Digital Payments in the Philippines - Highlights Report (2021 edition)

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The Power of Jan Dhan: Making Finance Work for Women in India

This report highlights the design of Women's World Banking's unique Jan Dhan Plus solution and learnings from a subsequent pilot study that helped nurture regular savings behavior among low-income women in the country.

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Building an Inclusive Financial System: A Global Economic & Social Imperative for This Decade

This paper highlights four key principles required to achieve equitable, long-term financial security for people and small businesses: 1) Prioritizing historically excluded and underserved populations, 2) Measuring success by outcomes, 3) Establishing and enforcing strong regulatory regimes and 4) Promoting growth and integrity.

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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.