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Report: Financial Inclusion Hype vs. Reality

This report spotlights key financial inclusion indicators, including account usage, borrowing, saving, and resilience, among others, and takes an in-depth look at six countries that help tell the story of financial inclusion progress around the world.

Women in Trade: A South African Online Marketplace

Women entrepreneurs in Africa have historically had more limited business networks than men. With advances in technology reaching around the world, there is a growing opportunity to use technology to break this divide.

Resilience Evidence Forum Report

USAID organized the Resilience Evidence Forum in October 2017 to take stock of the latest evidence on resilience and its implications for policy and programming.

State of the Small and Growing Business Sector Report

The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) published its annual State of the Small and Growing Business Sector report. This is the first year that the report is fully digital and interactive, where you can filter data by region, support type, and more.

Report: Microenterprise and Pathways out of Poverty

As MFIs have become largely self-sustaining with capital from deposits from clients, impact investors, and capital markets, USAID has shifted the type of activities it funds to address other constraints to greater financial inclusion and economic opportunity for the poor and very poor.

Costing Unconditional Cash Transfers Technical Brief

This brief outlines an approach for estimating the financial costs of cash transfer programs. It discusses the ways in which various targeting approaches and design parameters can affect the financial costs of a program.