Publications

Private Equity and Venture Capital’s Role in Catalyzing Sustainable Investment

This paper focuses on key aspects of sustainable PE/VC market development and deployment.3 It discusses (1) why sustainable PE/VC is a useful tool to catalyze other types of capital to achieve sustainability objectives, (2) best practices and lessons learned from the experiences of knowledge partners, (3) the main barriers to further developing the sustainable PE/VC market, and (4) options for countries to voluntarily consider or adopt to over

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Member CBN Unveils National Financial Inclusion Strategy
The Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday unveiled the National Financial Inclusion Strategy designed to ensure that at least 80 per cent of Nigerians have access to banking and other financial services. The revised strategy recognises the imperative for prioritizing the foundational constraints, the importance of innovation and the need to create...
Digital Tnsurance in 2018: Driving Real Impact with Digital and Analytics
Highlights from articles this year show the progress that has been made in reinventing the insurance landscape—and suggest more disruption to come. This Mckinsey article extracts points from the Digital insurance in 2018: Driving real impact with digital and analytics report. It discusses: Claims in the digital age: How insurers can get started...
Field Notes - Women and Digital Financial Services in Sub-Saharan Africa: Understanding the Challenges and Harnessing the Opportunities
Here is one of three Field Notes from the Partnership for Financial Inclusion, a joint initiative of IFC and the Mastercard Foundation, to help DFS providers to tailor products and services to particular market segments as they shed new light on two particular market segments, youth and women, as well as the potential for digitizing social...
Report: Digital Technologies for Mobilizing Sustainable Finance
Financing sustainable development and ensuring a resilient financial system are key current global challenges. However, a number of barriers limit the mobilization of such finance at scale. For example, the lack of disclosure of environmental and social information creates information asymmetries and increases search costs for sustainable...
SME-Focused Development Banks: Five Key Missions in a Time of Change
In recent years, there has been a renewed appreciation for the critical role SME-focused development banks play in the economies of many countries. Besides supplying much-needed capital to businesses during times of crisis and recession, development banks are increasingly supporting essential change. This paper looks at five societal missions...
Report: The New Physics of Financial Services – How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming the Financial Ecosystem
The New Physics of Financial Services: Understanding how Artificial Intelligence is transforming the financial ecosystem , studies the strategic, operational, regulatory and societal implications of AI on the financial services industry, exploring six core sectors to bring clarity to this often sensationalised debate and help the industry look...
White Paper: MNC-SME Linkages in Latin America
Americas Society/Council of the Americas and Florida International University present the MNC-SME Linkages in Latin America white paper focused on highlighting the link between MNC-SMEs in Latin American (LATAM) regions. According to the whitepaper, “Access to technology, technical assistance, and financial support can boost SMEs’ competitiveness...
Building the Future-Ready Bank: Banking Technology Vision 2018
Retail banking is witnessing a revolutionary moment in China. With over 1.5 billion active users, Alipay™ and WeChat are reshaping the payments landscape with a deluge of innovations that are making both cash and traditional card payments anachronistic in some cities. While mobile payments languish in the low single digit percentage in the U.S.,...
Report: Digital Access: The Future of Financial Inclusion
Digital Access: The Future of Financial Inclusion captures the knowledge and experienced that The Partnership for Financial Inclusion has gained over the past six years, working to develop and promote commercially sustainable solutions for greater financial inclusion across Sub-Saharan Africa. It includes case studies, research highlights, market...
White Paper: Maximizing the Return on Digital Investments
Digital technologies offer new ways for companies to grow and be more productive. However, it is not completely clear how investments in new technologies impact productivity. This World Economic Forum white paper addresses that issue by analysing the business value impact of new technology investments and providing recommendations for maximizing...