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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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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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Microfinance Clients Facing the COVID-19 Crisis: From Findings to Action for MFIs

This publication presents the main results of MFI client surveys in seven countries (Bhutan, Myanmar, Rwanda, Senegal, Togo, Cape Verde and El Salvador), as well as the concrete measures taken by MFIs to meet the needs expressed by their clients.

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Normative Constraints to Women’s Financial Inclusion: What We Know and What We Need to Know

This paper brings together the evidence of what is known on norms and financial inclusion and uses cases to demonstrate aspects of and approaches to addressing discriminatory norms throughout the financial system.

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PAYGo PERFORM: Financial, Operational, and Portfolio Quality KPIs for the PAYGo solar industry

This technical guide, offers the PAYGo solar industry a standardized set of key performance indicators (KPIs) which allow companies to track, benchmark, and improve performance while presenting a more accessible profile to investors. The PAYGo PERFORM KPIs were developed by CGAP, GOGLA, and IFC Lighting Global in consultation with some 600 investors.

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SME Finance Loans for Growth Impact Report 2020

This report shows how small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in emerging and frontier markets benefit from access to finance, as well as how they were affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.