Publications

UNSGSA Annual Report 2018

The United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate (UNSGSA) annual report was released and focuses on financial inclusion, technology, innovation and progress. 

The report covers the advancements with mobile money and technology, in addition to covering the challenges associated with data privacy. 

Publications

Publications

Digital Financial Services for Agriculture Handbook
The Digital Financial Services for Agriculture Handbook is the latest addition to our popular series of DFS Handbooks. It offers practical guidance to financial services providers on how to better understand smallholder farmers and other actors in the agricultural value chains in order to successfully develop and launch sustainable financial...
Nordic Fintech Report
Five Nordic countries: Denmark, Finland, Iceland and Norway partnered to provide insight on the investment landscape, regulatory environment and opportunities and challenges in fintech they are faced with in their region. Key findings in the report included: The Nordic customer is ​digitally savvy​, and open to trying new fintech services for...
The Case of the Microfinance Industry
In this study, data from 405 microfinance institutions (MFI) were used to examine the simultaneous and diverse effects of differences in informal and formal institutions on cross-border alliances’ financial performance. According to the study, “the impact from informal institutional differences is sigmoid-shaped, with performance first increasing...
White Paper: The Future of Financial Markets in Asia Pacific
A report from Kapronasia examines how banks and financial institutions are reacting to growing financial challenges. Problem areas for financial institutions include, third party non-bank financials threatening traditional banks and institutions, trade tensions between the U.S. and China and the U.S. and Canada, interest rates and regulations. Key...
European Small Business Finance Outlook - June 2018
This analysis provides an overview of the main markets relevant to the EIF. It starts by discussing the general market environment, then looks at the main aspects of equity finance and the guarantee and SME securitisation markets and, finally, it highlights important aspects of microfinance in Europe. A chapter on Fintech also complements the...
Report: Accelerating Startups in Emerging Markets
The second major report from GALI, written in collaboration with Deloitte, compares acceleration in emerging markets versus high-income countries. Examining data from more than 2,400 early stage ventures that applied to 43 programs, it finds more similarities between emerging market and high-income country entrepreneurs and accelerator programs...
Accessing India’s Equity Markets: Reform, Perform and Transform
ASIFMA, the financial industry’s leading regional trade association, today released its report “Accessing India’s Equity Markets: Reform, Perform and Transform”. The new report is a comprehensive analysis providing recommendations on the development of India’s equity markets which are vital to the overall economic growth of the country. It was...
European Small Business Finance Outlook December 2017
This European Small Business Finance Outlook (ESBFO) provides an overview of the main markets relevant to EIF (equity , guarantees, securitisation, microfinance). It is an update of the June 2017 ESBFO edition. The researchers start by discussing the general market environment, then look at the main aspects of equity finance and guarantees/SME...
EIF Working Paper n. 44: Financing Micro Firms in Europe: An Empirical Analysis
Research & Market Analysis (RMA) has the presents "Financing Micro Firms in Europe: An Empirical Analysis", n.44 of EIF's Working Paper Series. The vast majority of firms in Europe are micro firms. This EIF Working Paper investigates the financing patterns of these enterprises. Based on a large European company-level data set, the paper finds...
Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Global Report 2016/17
Babson College is a founding institution and lead sponsor of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM). GEM is a global consortium that conducts research on 66 world economies. GEM brings together over 400 researchers from across the globe and includes more than 100 institutions every year. The first report was published in 1999. Students can...