Publications

Beyond Fintech: A Pragmatic Assessment Of Disruptive Potential In Financial Services

Outreach for the World Economic Forum’s fourth report involved over 150 interviews and 10 international workshop sessions, which encouraged collaborative dialogue to discuss insights and opportunities concerning fintech disruption within the financial services industry.

Publications

Publications

Gender Intelligence for Banks— Moving the Needle on Gender Equality
Gender Intelligence for Banks — Moving the Needle on Gender Equality is the result of a joint partnership between the International Finance Cooperation (IFC) and Habib Bank Limited (HBL) in Pakistan. The initiative’s goal is to promote gender equality within banks and to develop insights into how gender intelligence programs can positively impact...
How Financial Institutions and Fintechs Are Partnering for Inclusion: Lessons from the Frontlines
A joint report from the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion and the Institute of International Finance provides insight from SME Finance Forum members and friends, including MasterCard, ICICI Bank, Bancolombia, and BBVA Bancomer. This publication explores why financial institutions partner with fintechs to pursue financial inclusion, banks,...
Digital Financial Inclusion: Emerging Policy Approaches
The G20 HLPs set out suggested actions that countries can pursue to promote digital financial inclusion. Many countries are now implementing measures in line with the HLPs, including the introduction of country strategies to increase the use of digital financial services, efforts to foster innovation and manage potential risks through test-and-...
WeXchange: The Forum for Women Entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean
A recap of WeXchange, the first ever regional forum for women entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean who are seeking early-stage financing. WeXchange was established in 2013 by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF) of the Inter-American Development Bank, in collaboration with NXTP Labs.
Financial sector policies for enterprise development in Africa
This paper explores the key issues relating to financial sector policies for enterprise development, with special implications for Africa. The role of the formal financial sector – ranging from microfinance institutions, banks, the capital market, and regulatory agencies – is discussed with respect to enterprise development at all levels,...
What determines entrepreneurial outcomes in emerging markets ? The role of initial conditions
Is it the institutions or firm characteristics at birth that shape startups and their early growth in developing countries? Using comprehensive data from the Indian Annual Survey of Industries this paper addresses this question by studying the early lifecycle of firms across diverse institutional environments of regions in India. It finds that the...
The Missing Entrepreneurs 2014 - Policies for Inclusive Entrepreneurship in Europe
The Missing Entrepreneurs 2014 is the second edition in a series of annual reports that provide data and policy analysis on inclusive entrepreneurship, and on its barriers, by target social groups across the European Union.
BCSG Introduction: Business Apps and SME Productivity
BCSG helps large brands achieve improvements in acquisition, retention and customer engagement by creating value added experiences and engagement for their SME customers. Its partnerships with leading brands provide a reach to over 5 million small businesses worldwide.
FaaSBank - Integrated SME Support and Impact Reporting System - Presentation
Developed in collaboration with Ontario CFDCs (Community Futures Development Corporations), FaaSBank is an intuitive software solution tailored to the needs of community lending organizations. The end users were fully involved in the requirements gathering, analysis and design stages, resulting in a user friendly, customizable software product...
FaaSBank - Integrated SME Support and Impact Reporting System - Factsheet
Developed in collaboration with Ontario CFDCs (Community Futures Development Corporations), FaaSBank is an intuitive software solution tailored to the needs of community lending organizations. The end users were fully involved in the requirements gathering, analysis and design stages, resulting in a user friendly, customizable software product...