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Financial Literacy and Digital Financial Inclusion: Supervisory Policy and Practice

This Note recommends measures that regulators and supervisors can put in place to address some of the barriers to financial literacy and thereby enhance financial inclusion.

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Policy Framework on MSME Data Collection: A Guide for Gender Inclusive Finance

This Framework provides data collection guidance for MSME and gender inclusive finance, defines an extended set of MSME finance indicators, and shares best practices to advance financial inclusion for MSMEs.

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Policy Framework on the Regulation, Licensing and Supervision of Digital Banks

This framework provides guidance to regulators and policymakers contemplating strategies regarding digital banks, with a view of promoting financial inclusion.

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Mitigating the Impact of COVID-19 on Gains in Financial Inclusion: Early Lessons From Regulators and Policymakers

This report takes a holistic look at what we have learnt so far in responding to COVID-19 and captures high- level lessons on policy responses that emerged within the Alliance for Financial Inclusion network.

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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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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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Tax Reforms to Increase the Viability of Business Correspondents

This policy note argues that two key taxation issues are hindering the sustainability and attractiveness of the business correspondent model in India and that addressing them could help advance financial inclusion.

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Where Are the Unbanked in Belize?: Using Machine Learning Small Area Estimation to Improve Financial Inclusion Geographic Targeting

This study aims to contribute to the efficient and effective implementation of Belize's National Financial Inclusion Strategy by identifying the geographical areas where unbanked people live and analyzing the factors that influence the use of financial services and instruments.