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‘Formalizing the Informal’ – Boosting Low-Income Entrepreneurs’ Financial Health in Africa and Beyond

In this interview with the 2024 Inclusive Fintech Showcase winners, AFI profiles Mosabi, a Sierra Leone-based platform which blends fintech and edtech to help people manage their businesses and money.


UNSGSA Queen Máxima Visits the Philippines to Support Scaling Up Financial Services for Better Financial Health

The visit from 21-23 May 2024 will focus on advancing key foundational building blocks for financial inclusion—including connectivity, digital identification, and digital payments—as well as enhancing financial health and resilience against economic and climate-related challenges for Filipinos. 


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.


Beyond Access: A Look Into the Drivers of Long-term Financial Health

Through a combination of qualitative interviews, customer surveys and analysis of data from over 3.6 million Nubank customers, this research gathered a rich set of insights to inform how we can collectively close the gap between account access and a sense of sustainable financial security and health. 


UNEP FI Launches Newest Guidance on Financial Health and Inclusion for Banks

The new guidance is set to support financial institutions advance the financial well-being of their customers, both individuals and businesses.


Improving Financial Health in Cambodia's Garment Sector Through Responsible Wage Digitalization: Benefits for Women and Business

This report sets out the results from supporting 17 garment factories in Cambodia with over 25,000 workers, 85 percent women, with wage digitalization, and enabling workers to access, use and benefit from their accounts.


Universal Basic Income: Short-Term Results From a Long-Term Experiment in Kenya

This study examines the the consequences of universal basic income in the context of a unique field experiment in rural Kenya.

FinDev Blog

Sweeter Prospects for Cocoa Farmers

Cocoa is one of the world’s most prized foods, but the smallholder farmers in Cote d’Ivoire who produce it live in extreme poverty. Formal land ownership can improve their financial outlook.


Strengthening Rural Women’s Climate Resilience: Opportunities for Financial and Agricultural Service Providers

This paper provides an overview of 10 opportunities for service providers, investors, and donors to improve rural women’s resilience to climate change, and gives examples of innovative ways in which financial and agricultural service providers are already seizing these opportunities.


Building a Bridge Between Financial Education and Financial Health

This publication focuses on understanding the relationship between financial education and financial health and how these can ultimately contribute to improve the lives of low-income populations.