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By Lending More to Women, Tunisian Banks Could Help Drive Growth: New IFC Report

By ramping up their lending to female entrepreneurs, banks in Tunisia could dramatically increase their profits while also driving economic growth across the country, says a new report from IFC, a member of the World Bank Group.

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Report on the Affordable Capital for SME Growth Inquiry
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman, Kate Carnell, released a report from the Affordable Capital for SME Growth inquiry on June 29. Launched in April 2018, the inquiry explored the range of international and national initiatives that sought to address the funding gap for small to medium sized enterprises (SMEs). Lenders...
ICSB Releases First Ever MSMES Report
Following the commencement of the MSMEs Forum at the United Nations on May 12, the International Council for Small Business (ICSB) released a 108-page report and hope it paves the way for MSMEs from today and through the future. This report was developed with the idea of creating a shared focus to establish Guiding Principles to help support MSMEs...
Improving Access to Finance for SMEs through Credit Infrastructure Reforms
This report focuses on practices aimed at improving SMEs access to finance in three areas—credit reporting, secured lending and insolvency. Each section uses data collected by the World Bank Group's Doing Business team to describe how various practices recommended by existing research have been implemented in economies across the world. The first...
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.,...
Case Study: Digicel Mobile Money (MonCash), Haiti
Mobile money first took root in Haiti as a way of distruting grant payments to victims of the 2010 earthquake. For years it made little headway, until 2016. Since then it has seen a surge in use. Why? A CGAP case study looks at how one mobile money provider's focus on customers' needs - and on empowering customers - has driven strong uptake and...
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...
Report: Artificial Intelligence: Practical Superpowers
On May 16, BFA launched the first-ever report on artificial intelligence as it relates to financial services in Africa and the low-income customer. “Artificial Intelligence: Practical Superpowers,” is relevant for fintech companies and FSPs in Africa who are interested in or looking to move into AI. The FIBR paper presents a practical and...
State of the Agent Network, India 2017
In two years, India’s story of financial inclusion has shifted from account opening to account usage. Supported by enabling technology and focused policy moves, India presents a clear example of how policy imperatives can drive the agenda of financial inclusion. 2017 was a positive shift from 2015. During this time, new models like payments banks...
Partnership for Growth: Linking Large Firms and Agro-Processing SMEs
Partnership for growth: Linking Large Firms and Agro-processing SMEs presents lessons learned from various models utilized by public and private sector programs to stimulate the growth of agro-processing SMEs through linkages to larger firms in developing countries. The study serves as a reference for policymakers, development practitioners, and...
Putting Finance First: The Alternative Route to Funding Britain's SME Housebuilders
LendInvest has published its second report into the plight of small-scale housebuilders around the UK to find and access the essential finance they need to get more new homes onto British streets. This report includes important contributions from influential opinion formers in Westminster, Whitehall and industry, and centres on three proposed...