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Digital Finance Evidence Gap Map (EGM) 2.0

There are two views of the EGM. The first view ‘Digital Finance Studies’ shows the total number of studies that were conducted on a particular product, plotted against the client outcomes which were tested. The objective with this view is to give the user an overview of the impact literature on digital finance and highlight which digital finance products were examined, against what outcomes and how frequently.

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UK VC & Female Founders Report
Female start-up founders are missing out on billions of pounds of investment, new research published today finds. The UK VC & Female Founders report found that for every £1 of venture capital (VC) investment in the UK, all-female founder teams get less than 1p. By comparison, all-male founder teams get 89p and mixed-gender teams get the...
ADP Small Business Report January 2019
Private sector small business employment increased by 63,000 jobs from December to January according to the January ADP Small Business Report. Due to the important contribution that small businesses make to economic growth, employment data that are specific to businesses with 49 or fewer employees is reported each month and broadly distributed to...
Digital Finance Evidence Gap Map (EGM) 2.0
There are two views of the EGM. The first view ‘Digital Finance Studies’ shows the total number of studies that were conducted on a particular product, plotted against the client outcomes which were tested. The objective with this view is to give the user an overview of the impact literature on digital finance and highlight which digital finance...
Study: Men More Likely to be Business Owners than Women in Britain
A new study seen exclusively by Yahoo Finance UK shows how difficult it is for women in Britain, compared to men, to start their own business. Yahoo says, men are three times more likely than women to have over £250,000 ($320,479) of investible assets – essential capital for getting a business started – according to private equity house IW Capital...
Study Says Women are Good for Business
A study by Calvert Impact Capital found that diversity in senior staff had a greater impact than the number of female directors or the gender of its founder. “We saw a particularly strong relationship to women in leadership,” said Leigh Moran, Calvert’s director of strategy. “We think there’s a common misconception that incorporating gender is...
OECD Data: Entrepreneurship at a Glance Highlights from 2018
This booklet presents a compilation of frequently used graphs on entrepreneurship trends and SME performance drawn from the OECD Statistics and Data Directorate’s databases of Structural and Demographic Business Statistics (SDBS), Timely Indicators of Entrepreneurship (TIE), Trade by Enterprise Characteristics (TEC), Entrepreneurship Finance...
Irish SMEs Lack Government Support
In the SME Ireland Confidence Tracker, a national survey of over 200 SMEs across the Republic of Ireland, published by Bibby Financial Services Ireland, revealed 88 percent of Irish SMEs would like more support from the government. Irish SMEs would like support in the following areas, tax breaks, a lower VAT rate, additional funding, subsidized...
TUHF Annual Integrated Report 2018
TUHF's Integrated Annual Report is used to communicate with their stakeholders, primarily their funders and They use it to explain their performance, strategy and prospects, and compiled it according to International Integrated Reporting Council’s (IIRC) Integrated Reporting <IR> Framework. This report covers the performance of the Trust for...
9th Annual Financial Access Survey 2018
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released the 2018 Financial Access Survey. The survey includes information from 189 countries spanning over 10 years. Key findings in the report include: Highlighting the use of retail agent outlets, mobile money growth, and progress in women’s financial inclusion. According to data from the report, financial...
The State of Financial Inclusion in India
Medici examines the widening financial gap in India and their lack of push for institutional credit for consumers. With consumer debt to GDP at only 17 percent, India falls behind major economies of Asia Pacific. According to the article, “In the absence of institutional credit at fair interest rates for a majority of the population, people at the...