Publications

GLOBAL FINANCIAL DEVELOPMENT REPORT: BANKERS WITHOUT BORDERS

20 Jun 2018

    Perhaps no sector than banking better illustrates both the potential benefits and perils of deeper international integration. In the wake of the global financial crisis, the globalization trend has been partially reversed, as multinational banks from developed countries—“the North”—have scaled back their international operations. On the other hand, developing country banks continued their international expansion, accounting for 60% of the new entry into foreign markets. In particular, “South–South” transactions— from […]

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    UGANDA COUNTRY ASSESSMENT ON AFFORDABLE AND ACCESSIBLE REMITTANCES FOR FORCIBLY DISPLACED PERSONS AND HOST COMMUNITIES

    20 Jun 2018

      Although the market for providing remittance services to refugees is large, financial service providers have found it difficult to develop a business case for targeting them. The cost of reaching and ensuring liquidity at their remote locations, uncertainty regarding acceptable identification, and limited information about refugees’ needs and abilities have limited the business case, leaving them without access to convenient, low-cost remittance services. As such, many refugees depend on expensive, […]

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      THE FUTURE OF SUPPLY CHAINS: WHY COMPANIES ARE DIGITIZING PAYMENTS

      15 Jun 2018
      • Marjolaine Chaintreau
      • Vibhor Goyal
      • Dianne Rajaratnam
      • Camilo Tellez

      New report underscores benefits of shifting from cash to digital payments in corporate supply chains. Drawing on data and interviews with around 40 companies and organizations, the report shows how digitizing supply chain payments is having a profound impact on global businesses, economies and individuals. For example, in Kenya, small Unilever retailers grew sales by 20 percent thanks to accessing digital working capital loans. In Bangladesh, when H&M, Marks & Spencer, Target, […]

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      GIIN ANNUAL IMPACT INVESTOR SURVEY 2018

      13 Jun 2018
      • Abhilash Mudaliar
      • Rachel Bass
      • Hannah Dithrich

      The GIIN’s 2018 Annual Impact Investor Survey signals a diverse and dynamic impact investing market. The report findings are based on survey responses from 229 of the world’s leading impact investing organizations, including: fund managers, banks, foundations, development finance institutions, pension funds, insurance companies, and family offices. In total, respondents collectively manage over USD 228 billion in impact investing assets, a figure which serves as the latest best-available ‘floor’ for the size […]

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