The secured revolving line of credit (SLOC) product is particularly well suited for SME financing.

Pratibha Chhabra |

Digital financial services are a gateway for the poor and SMEs to participate in the formal economy. Recent evidence of the impact of fintech as well as its potential going forward is…

Alfonso Garcia Mora |

Alternative data analysis- both quantitative and behavioral - can be used to dramatically bolster financial access around the world.

Sharmista Appaya |

Students line up to wash their hands before eating at Kanda Estate Primary School in Accra, Ghana. Photo © Dominic Chavez/World Bank Human capital, that is the set of skills, health and knowledge…

Pietro Calice |

The Plateau area, business and administrative center of Dakar. Photo: Sarah Farhat/The World Bank More people in the world have access to financial accounts and tools than ever before. With this…

Marco Nicoli, Usman Ahmed |

Photo: Hoel/World Bank Remittances are  critical economic resources in emerging economies, helping vulnerable populations withstand adverse economic conditions. Personal remittances represent as…

Rodrigo Mejia-Ricart, Camilo Tellez, Marco Nicoli |

The Picard leather goods factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh produces bags, purses and wallets that are sold in upmarket stores throughout the developed world under various well-known brand names, and in…

Justin Hill, Michael Engman |

For investors seeking opportunities in Vietnam, the rural province of Dong Thap may not be the first location that comes to mind. Located in the southwest corner of Vietnam, Dong Thap is remote –…

Christine Qiang, Abhishek Saurav |

Also available in: Español | Français Societé Genérale Mauritanie bank branch in Nouakchott, Mauritania. ©️ Arne Hoel This Saturday, June 16, we celebrate International Day of Family Remittances…

Marco Nicoli |

In November 2016, we published the “Practical Guide for Measuring Retail Payment Costs”, an innovative methodology that can be customized to country needs and circumstances, without losing the…

Holti Banka |