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Guide to the Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises

This primer provides a quick reference on the “Magna Carta for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs)”, a landmark legislation that defines the current national policy to promote, support, strengthen and encourage the growth and development of MSMEs.

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Integrating Gender and Women's Financial Inclusion into the Central Bank of Egypt's (CBE) Framework
Egyptian women who constitute half of the population, represent tremendous economic potential, while contributing to only 22.5 percent of total labor force - offer an estimated credit demand of USD283 million among female-owned SMEs. The Central Bank of Egypt (CBE) has achieved major accomplishments towards building an inclusive financial system...
2018 Survey on the Access to Finance of Enterprises
Having sufficient access to finance is an important determinant for the development of an enterprise. It is a well-known phenomenon that SMEs face different challenges when accessing finance than large scale enterprises (LSEs). LSE’s for instance, have direct access to capital markets whereas for SMEs this holds to a lesser extent or they have no...
Toolkit: Policy Making for an Inclusive Financial System
As of 2018, the number of countries publicly committed to promoting financial inclusion tops 90 and continues to grow. Many of these countries’ financial regulators and supervisors are explicitly tasked with implementing policies and strategies on financial inclusion (I) alongside their core responsibilities for promoting micro- and...
Tool: Changing Change Management: Adapting Internal and External Culture In Times Of Digital Transformation
The ease with which customers access digital financial services (DFS) can make such implementations appear deceptively simple – with just a click on a mobile phone and a customer will be able to make payments, save money, access credit, and even become insured. Launching a digital channel is not a simple endeavor however. It requires a relevant...
How Financial Institutions, Fintechs Partnerships Aid in Inclusion
A variety of resources regarding financial institutions’ partnerships with fintech are included in this joint report from the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion and the Institute of International Finance. The researchers provide a look at how Destacame’s alternative credit scoring is enabling BBVA Bancomer to reach underserved customers...
Multilateral Investment Fund announces index to score women’s business opportunities in Latin America and the Caribbean
Nancy Lee, General Manager of the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) Group, announced plans to produce a comprehensive set of metrics for evaluating countries’ environments for women’s business start-ups and growth in Latin America and the Caribbean. The WEVentureScope, which will be produced...