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Emerging Trends in National Financial Inclusion Strategies That Support Women’s Entrepreneurship

This World Bank’s Women, Business and the Law (WBL) -CGAP Brief presents data collected by the WBL project on how National Financial Inclusion Strategies can spur policy and regulatory reforms in support of women’s entrepreneurship.


Promoting Responsible Digital Wage Payments

This brief gives an overview of the different considerations to maximize the potential of digital wage payments to benefit workers, employers, and governments.


Scaling up Responsible Digital Payments in the Rwandan Tea Sector

This report proposes an approach for scaling digital payments in the Rwandan tea sector building on the evolving payments ecosystem.


The Gendered Impacts of Index-Insurance on Food-Consumption: Evidence From Southern Ethiopia

This paper evaluates the gendered impact of an index-based livestock insurance product on food consumption among pastoral households in southern Ethiopia.

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WASH and Financial Inclusion: A Set of Indicators to Guide the Activities of Impact Investors in the WASH Sector

This study shares the result of an e-MFP WASH Action Group project aiming to identify a set of priority indicators to be used by impact investors when evaluating their potential and existing WASH investments.


Women's Economic Empowerment (WEE) Measurement In Financial Inclusion

The Center for Global Development, Data2X, and FinEquity offer a set of indicators to promote a simplified and harmonized approach to measure WEE in the context of financial inclusion programs and initiatives


Combining Open Finance and Data Protection for Low-Income Consumers

This CGAP technical note highlights the basic data protection provisions that should be in place for an open finance regime, as well as how they can be addressed through law and regulation.


Designing and Delivering Government-Led Graduation Programs for People in Extreme Poverty

This paper shares insights and learning from four non-governmental organizations on the potential to scale up government-led Graduation programs for people living in extreme poverty.


Empowering Women Micro-Entrepreneurs Through Mobile

This landscape report sheds light on how women micro-entrepreneurs use mobile for business in low- and middle-income countries.


Female Access to Finance: A Survey of Literature

This working paper examines the current academic literature on access to finance for female entrepreneurs and female-led enterprises. It focuses on two main financing markets: credit and venture capital.