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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.