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21 Stories by CGAP

Open Banking: 7 Ways Data-Sharing Can Advance Financial Inclusion

Senior financial sector specialist Stefan Staschen makes a strong case for open banking in emerging markets and why it would be important especially today...
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COVID-19 (Coronavirus)- Insights for inclusive finance

CGAP is refocusing its work on the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and in particular, paying special attention to four areas that play a vital role...
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Agent Networks: Vital to COVID-19 Response, in Need of Support

What questions should policymakers consider to ensure agents reach as many people as possible with assistance during and after the COVID-19 crisis? CGAP notes...
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Humanitarian Cash Transfers and Financial Inclusion

CGAP’s new publication examines the opportunities for humanitarian actors in Lebanon and Jordan to use the cash and voucher assistance (CVA) programs as a...
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3 Trends in Women’s Financial Inclusion Funding

While international funders increased their commitments to women’s financial inclusion by 16 percent between 2016-2018, the funding gap between programs with a gender focus...
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Vulnerable Groups in Lebanon Cite Health as Top Financial Challenge

Refugees and host communities in Lebanon are faced with high levels of financial exclusion, a situation that is usually made worse by health-related shocks.  ...
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Risk-Based Supervision Is Key to Financial Inclusion in 2020 & Beyond

CGAP’s financial sector specialists argue that risk-based supervision is key to financial inclusion especially for emerging markets and developing economies (EMDE) where supervisory capacity...
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Digital Finance APIs Come with Risks – Here’s One Way to Manage Them

Check out CGAP’s new resource for providers on how to manage the risks that come with Open APIs. CGAP recommends that providers use fair,...
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When Youth Entrepreneurship training meets Financial Inclusion

Young entrepreneurs will be more likely to succeed if they are provided with integrated services that empower them with the technical know-how to put...
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Regulator’s Friend or Foe? Cloud Computing in Financial Inclusion

By pooling resources, cloud providers allow financial institutions to avoid the heavy investments otherwise needed to store, manage, and process data by storing, managing,...
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