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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.

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Delivering Financial Health Globally: A Collection of Insights, Approaches and Recommendations

This white paper aims to create a baseline from various discussions on financial health and builds an evidence base from the work done by institutions and individuals globally.

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Financial Diaries: Financial Health of Low and Medium-Income Households During COVID-19 Pandemic

In order to understand how low and moderate income people were doing during the COVID-19 pandemic, BRAC Microfinance conducted financial diaries research with 273 households from different earning categories.

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Financial Inclusion Compass 2021

The Financial Inclusion Compass 2021­ is the fourth in a series collating opinions of a range of stakeholders including practitioners, investors, donors, researchers and support service providers on emerging short, medium, and long-term trends in the financial inclusion sector. 

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Global Microfinance Recovery Continues, Especially in Africa, but Pandemic’s Long-term Impact Remains Uncertain

Microfinance institutions (MFIs) are starting to recover, particularly in Africa, and some have managed the crisis better than expected so far. However, the recovery remains fragile.

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Harnessing Digitization for Remittances in Asia and the Pacific

This report discusses the importance of remittances in Asia and the Pacific, the key challenges faced by the industry, and the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.