Nov 2018
Author(s): Mooney, Henry
Despite tremendous strides in recent years toward economic stabilization, debt reduction, and structural reform, financial sector development and access in Jamaica lag behind peers. Development-…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
The 2018 Global Microscope provides a unique insight into the leading practices that governments and regulators are adopting to channel the digital revolution of financial services into greater…
Oct 2018
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
El Microscopio global de 2018 brinda una perspectiva única de las prácticas líderes que los gobiernos y los entes reguladores están adoptando para canalizar la revolución digital de los servicios…
Jul 2018
Author(s): Roa, María José; Carvallo, Oscar Alfonso
La inclusión financiera se ha convertido en un tema clave en los últimos años debido a su estrecha relación con la estabilidad financiera, la pobreza y la desigualdad. Distintos trabajos han…
Apr 2018
Author(s): Grenade, Kari; Wright, Allan
Risks from climatic changes, advances in financial technology, de-risking activities by correspondent banks, and changing lifestyles and expectations of millennial customers are deemed to be macro-…
Sep 2017
Author(s): Crotte Alvarado, Amado; Arvizu, Carina; Taddia, Alejandro Pablo; Diez-Roux, Esteban
Este documento se presenta como seguimiento de la Quinta Reunión de la Red de Transporte. Su objetivo es documentar las mejores prácticas internacionales en materia de fondeo y financiamiento para el…
Jul 2017
Author(s): García Arabéhéty, Pablo; Gutierrez, Claudia; Demichelis, Francisco; Keller, Lukas
Tigo Money Paraguay ha logrado uno de los éxitos Fintech con inclusión financiera más importantes de América Latina y el Caribe, con 1 millón de usuarios ya en 2013. Sin embargo, el caso carecía de…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Ketterer, Juan Antonio
Since the end of the great crisis of 2007-10, the financial services industry began a process of accelerating change. New business models based on convergent technological developments are…
Mar 2017
Author(s): Rabellotti, Roberta; Giuliani, Elisa; Alexander, Rachel
The aim of this paper is to map Caribbean clusters and identify their specificcharacteristics based on existing literature and available empirical evidence. A
desk review of 32 clusters…
Dec 2016
Author(s): Di Giannatale, Sonia; Roa, María José
This paper discusses the determinants of and the barriers to formal saving both from the theoretical point of view and based on empirical evidence from various associated interventions and their…
Nov 2016
Author(s): Wright, Allan
It is essential to have secure, stable monetary and worldwide payment frameworks that reduce exposure to Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing (ML/FT), while permitting access to markets and…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU); Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
The Global Microscope assesses the regulatory environment for financial inclusion across 12 indicators and 55 countries. The Microscope was originally developed for countries in the Latin American…
Oct 2016
Author(s): Trujillo, Verónica; Navajas, Sergio
This report seeks to facilitate a deeper understanding of the financial systems in the region, combining aspects of sustainability and financial inclusion. The 2016 report includes information from…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Izaguirre Vizcaya, María; González Ferrer, Amparo; Font, Joan; Cases, José Ignacio; Arenal Pérez, Cristina; Myrem, Allison; Pasadas, Sara; Rinken, Sebastián; Trujillo, Manuel; Méndez, Mónica
El presente informe tiene el propósito de dar a conocer la situación actual del mercado de remesas o "envíos de dinero" desde España hacia ciertos países de América Latina y el Caribe (ALC…
Sep 2016
Author(s): Herrera, Diego
Alternative finance (AF) or "crowdfunding" is the most notable financial technology (fintech) business model in Latin America and the Caribbean. Although still small in volume, reaching US$…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Pailhé, Cristina
A nivel mundial se observan esfuerzos crecientes para medir y monitorear indicadores de inclusión financiera. No obstante, existe aún una brecha sustancial de datos segregados por sexo,…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Beck, Thorsten
Theory and empirical work have shown that long-term finance is critical for households, firms and government and for the overall development of the economy. The development of efficient and…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Sparkman, David; Sturzenegger, Germán
In Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), according to 2015 figures from the Joint Monitoring Program, over 100 million people do not have access to adequate sanitation services, and nearly 34…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Sparkman, David; Sturzenegger, Germán
En América Latina y el Caribe (ALC), según cifras del Programa Conjunto para el Abastecimiento de Agua y Saneamiento 2015, más de 100 millones de personas carecen de acceso a servicios de saneamiento…
Aug 2016
Author(s): Jaramillo, María
The present case study analyzes Bancolombia's business practices related to facilitating access to financial products among remittance recipients in Colombia and Colombian migrants abroad. It…