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Regulating Alternative Finance - Cover Book

This report is jointly produced by the World Bank and the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance at the University of Cambridge Judge Business School. This study intends to understand the global regulatory landscape for alternative finance through the collation of

Publications

Publications

dawn of digital finance
While other countries have developed extensive agent networks, and complex partnerships to support DFS ecosystems - Lao PDR remains a greenfield and untouched environment for digital financial services. No agents, no services and no customers using DFS in the country of 6.8 million people. This multimedia case study is intended to showcase the...
Artificial Intelligence: American Attitudes and Trends (Report)
A report published by the Center for the Governance of AI (GovAI), housed in the Future of Humanity Institute, surveys Americans’ attitudes on artificial intelligence. The impact of artificial intelligence technology on society is likely to be large. While the technology industry and governments currently predominate policy conversations on AI,...
Blockchain Fintech Confidential
The National Crowdfunding and Fintech Association of Canada (NCFA) and TODA Network have presented an inaugural pop-up digital magazine called "Blockchain Fintech Confidential." The magazine features the five missing necessities to move blockchain from .02 percent global penetration to the remaining 99.8 percent; Amazon, Alibaba, Walmart and...
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...
Digital Tnsurance in 2018: Driving Real Impact with Digital and Analytics
Highlights from articles this year show the progress that has been made in reinventing the insurance landscape—and suggest more disruption to come. This Mckinsey article extracts points from the Digital insurance in 2018: Driving real impact with digital and analytics report. It discusses: Claims in the digital age: How insurers can get started...
Field Notes - Women and Digital Financial Services in Sub-Saharan Africa: Understanding the Challenges and Harnessing the Opportunities
Here is one of three Field Notes from the Partnership for Financial Inclusion, a joint initiative of IFC and the Mastercard Foundation, to help DFS providers to tailor products and services to particular market segments as they shed new light on two particular market segments, youth and women, as well as the potential for digitizing social...
Report: Digital Technologies for Mobilizing Sustainable Finance
Financing sustainable development and ensuring a resilient financial system are key current global challenges. However, a number of barriers limit the mobilization of such finance at scale. For example, the lack of disclosure of environmental and social information creates information asymmetries and increases search costs for sustainable...
SME-Focused Development Banks: Five Key Missions in a Time of Change
In recent years, there has been a renewed appreciation for the critical role SME-focused development banks play in the economies of many countries. Besides supplying much-needed capital to businesses during times of crisis and recession, development banks are increasingly supporting essential change. This paper looks at five societal missions...
Report: The New Physics of Financial Services – How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming the Financial Ecosystem
The New Physics of Financial Services: Understanding how Artificial Intelligence is transforming the financial ecosystem , studies the strategic, operational, regulatory and societal implications of AI on the financial services industry, exploring six core sectors to bring clarity to this often sensationalised debate and help the industry look...
White Paper: MNC-SME Linkages in Latin America
Americas Society/Council of the Americas and Florida International University present the MNC-SME Linkages in Latin America white paper focused on highlighting the link between MNC-SMEs in Latin American (LATAM) regions. According to the whitepaper, “Access to technology, technical assistance, and financial support can boost SMEs’ competitiveness...