Publications

Digital Commerce and Youth Employment in Africa

The Mastercard Foundation in partnership with BFA released Digital Commerce and Youth Employment in Africa, new research that shows 80 million young people will benefit from the rise of digital commerce in Africa by 2030. These findings indicate that the digital commerce sector has the potential of disrupting the future of work on the continent.

Publications

Publications

World FinTech Report 2018
Capgemini and LinkedIn, in collaboration with Efma, developed the World FinTech Report 2018 based on a global survey encompassing responses from traditional financial services firms and FinTech firms including banking and lending, payments and transfers, investment management, and insurance. Questions sought to yield perspectives from both FinTech...
Taking Women Entrepreneurs to the Bank in Romania
IFC and Garanti Bank Romania launched a joint report highlighting the importance and impact of increasing access to finance for the country’s women entrepreneurs. “Taking Women Entrepreneurs to the Bank in Romania”, shows the impact of Garanti Bank Romania’s Women SME Banking Program. Garanti Bank was the first bank to focus on the needs of women-...
Member CBN Unveils National Financial Inclusion Strategy
The Central Bank of Nigeria on Thursday unveiled the National Financial Inclusion Strategy designed to ensure that at least 80 per cent of Nigerians have access to banking and other financial services. The revised strategy recognises the imperative for prioritizing the foundational constraints, the importance of innovation and the need to create...
Input Paper: Private Equity and Venture Capital’s Role in Catalyzing Sustainable Investment
While companies that have a positive environmental or social impact are critical to driving sustainable growth, many of these companies, and particularly the smaller ones, face difficulties in accessing and attracting funding. Where more common financing channels (such as bank loans and bonds issued by large corporations with steady cashflows and...
Report: Review into the Complaints and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Landscape for the UK’s SME Market
A new report published today by Simon Walker, former Director-General of the Institute of Directors, recommends new routes for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises to challenge banks without going to court. This report follows a series of separate reviews since the Global Financial Crisis which have examined the conduct of individual banking groups...
Banking in Africa: Delivering on Financial Inclusion, Supporting Financial Stability
In its fourth edition, this EIB report focuses on recent developments in Africa’s banking sectors and the policy options for all stakeholders. The study of banking sectors across all African sub-regions includes the results of the EIB survey of banking groups operating in Africa. Three thematic chapters address challenges and opportunities for...
White Paper: How to Leverage Data to Help SMES Grow
Great relationships are built on constancy and dependability; being there when you’re most needed. Banks which can detect insights, however small, and trigger a timely and contextual response, are laying the foundation for true relationship banking and far greater engagement with the customer. Find out how with data and insights into the needs of...
SME and Entrepreneurship Policy in Indonesia 2018
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) published a study examining the role SMEs play in economic growth and social inclusion in Indonesia. Data from the Ministry of Co-operatives and SMEs revealed, Indonesian SMEs account for 97 percent of domestic employment and 56 percent of total business investment. The report...
 Whitepaper: State of Open Banking
In this whitepaper, Lendit Fintech explores the progression of open banking and the impact it will have on the financial competitive landscape. According to the study, open banking will restructure the industry in terms of business models and services created through collaboration. Key elements discussed in the report include: Drivers and benefits...
The Case of the Microfinance Industry
In this study, data from 405 microfinance institutions (MFI) were used to examine the simultaneous and diverse effects of differences in informal and formal institutions on cross-border alliances’ financial performance. According to the study, “the impact from informal institutional differences is sigmoid-shaped, with performance first increasing...