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The Global Microscope 2018 on Financial Inclusion
The report is a benchmarking index that assesses the enabling environment for financial access in 55 countries. The research underscores the evolving landscape of financial inclusion itself. This year’s index was completely revised to take a forward-looking focus on digital financial services, and to address the critical role of financial...
White Paper: How to Leverage Data to Help SMES Grow
Great relationships are built on constancy and dependability; being there when you’re most needed. Banks which can detect insights, however small, and trigger a timely and contextual response, are laying the foundation for true relationship banking and far greater engagement with the customer. Find out how with data and insights into the needs of...
Doing Business 2019
Sixteenth in a series of annual reports comparing business regulation in 190 economies, Doing Business 2019 measures aspects of regulation affecting 10 areas of everyday business activity: Starting a business Dealing with construction permits Getting electricity Registering property Getting credit Protecting minority investors Paying taxes Trading...
OECD Data: Entrepreneurship at a Glance Highlights from 2018
This booklet presents a compilation of frequently used graphs on entrepreneurship trends and SME performance drawn from the OECD Statistics and Data Directorate’s databases of Structural and Demographic Business Statistics (SDBS), Timely Indicators of Entrepreneurship (TIE), Trade by Enterprise Characteristics (TEC), Entrepreneurship Finance...
Toolkit: Policy Making for an Inclusive Financial System
As of 2018, the number of countries publicly committed to promoting financial inclusion tops 90 and continues to grow. Many of these countries’ financial regulators and supervisors are explicitly tasked with implementing policies and strategies on financial inclusion (I) alongside their core responsibilities for promoting micro- and...
Report: Shifting Social Norms in the Economy for Women's Economic Empowerment
This report, Shifting Social Norms in the Economy for Women's Economic Empowerment , provides an introductory overview to social norms and their relationship to women’s economic empowerment. It also highlights practical tools, approaches and frameworks that practitioners and researchers can use to diagnose, measure and change social norms. Finally...
Tool: Changing Change Management: Adapting Internal and External Culture In Times Of Digital Transformation
The ease with which customers access digital financial services (DFS) can make such implementations appear deceptively simple – with just a click on a mobile phone and a customer will be able to make payments, save money, access credit, and even become insured. Launching a digital channel is not a simple endeavor however. It requires a relevant...
Report: Industry Practice Of Digital Transformation Of Financial Inclusion
With the rapid development of China’s digital economy, especially that of digital technologies such as Big Data, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, and blockchain, the digital model has become an important impetus for the development of financial inclusion. It eliminates the time and geographical restrictions, lowers the transaction costs...
G-20 Report On Strong, Sustainable, Balanced, and Inclusive Growth
A report released by the International Monetary Fund (IMF) details the strength and steadiness of global expansions, however financial vulnerabilities and progress towards more inclusive growth still remain a challenge. Key highlights from the report include: The G-20 economies continue to grow strongly for now, but risks are increasing and...
Member News: DBS Officially Releases New Programme for Startups
SME Finance Forum member, DBS launched Startup Xchange, a new business-matching programme for startups. The programme will support DBS, and their corporate and SME clients find solutions for their business by utilizing expert startups. According to the article, the initiative aims to reverse the downward trend happening with accelerator programmes...