Market participation requires a range of financial solutions and investments to meet the needs of individuals, households, and firms as well as to meet national and sub-national financing requirements for infrastructure, which enable market-led development. Catalyzing private financing requires an ecosystem approach that includes the financial sector infrastructure itself.
Jul 20, 2018
Some have found Africa’s participation in world trade to be low. However, a relatively well-developed literature argues that Africa’s trade has been in line with predicted trends and that the continent’s participation in international trade reflects its level of economic activity.
Jul 17, 2018
The Feed the Future NAFAKA II: Cereals Market System Development project, funded by USAID and implemented by ACDI/VOCA, developed a strategy to boost agricultural growth in Tanzania’s staple crops by helping individuals form producer organizations.
Few innovations have generated as much hype as distributed ledger technologies, commonly referred to as blockchain. The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor set out to understand how this emerging technology could enable broader and more inclusive markets for agricultural finance.
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.
New results from pilot projects in the Mali and Burkina Faso cotton sectors show how index insurance can accelerate and protect growth for small-scale farmers, promoting long-term resilience both for their families and their local economies.
This report provides insights into age-based differences in financial inclusion in Zambia. The results presented in this report are based on FinScope 2009 and 2015 data as well as the cross-sectional module of the 2015 Zambia Financial Diaries study.
Jun 06, 2018
This primer aims to equip international development agencies and partners to assess whether and how distributed ledger technology (DLT), such as blockchain, might apply to their work.