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8 Billion Reasons: Inclusive Finance as a Catalyst for Climate Action

This paper is a call to action for climate practitioners and financial services stakeholders from across public, private, and philanthropic sectors to work together to unlock the full potential of financial inclusion for scaling grassroots climate action. 


Banking on Women Who Trade Across Borders

Drawing from interviews across Africa and Latin America, this report explores the challenges faced by female entrepreneurs and proposes solutions. 


From Crisis to Resilience: The Role of Inclusive Finance in Fragile Countries

This working paper identifies three levers of change for funders in contexts where long-term financial market building is a challenge: leveraging humanitarian cash transfers, understanding informal financial services, and improving local market facilitation.


Gender-Disaggregated Data in Financial Institutions: A Pragmatic Perspective

This article proposes a pragmatic approach, with tangible use cases and best practices for collecting, analyzing and using gender-disaggregated data to accelerate women's financial inclusion.

Guide / Toolkit

IFAD Remittance Innovation Toolkit

This toolkit provides practical guidance for regulators and remittance service providers on how to assess national regulatory environments to identify opportunities for innovation in know your customer and customer due diligence processes to enhance remittance access.


Implementing Financial Health: Creating Mutual Success for Financial Service Providers and Clients

This report presents the business case for financial health, offering a comprehensive theoretical framework and actionable steps to assist financial service providers in adopting a proactive approach to support their clients’ financial health.


Scaling Responsible Digital Payments in the Indonesian Cocoa Sector

For digital payments to be meaningful for farmers, the study finds that digitization needs to be strongly linked to access to a broader suite of financial services, to unlock farm investments and smooth day-to-day consumption.