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The role of financial services in humanitarian crises (English)

Humanitarian crises pose a formidable development challenge. Whether caused by conflict, natural disaster, climate-related events, or some combination of the three, crises have been steadily increasing in frequency, severity, and complexity. ... See More +

Working Paper 114634 JAN 01, 2017

El-Zoghbi,Mayada; Chehade,Nadine Gabriel; Mcconaghy,Peter; Soursourian,Matthew Jacob Klein Disclosed

Understanding demand for Sharia-compliant loans : results of a randomized experiment in Jordan (English)

The evidence on demand for sharia-compliant financial services is mixed. On the one hand, IFC-funded studies showed relatively high demand, while results from Findex showed that financial exclusion due to religious reasons was minimal (Demirguc-Kunt, Klapper, and Randall 2013). ... See More +

Brief 106037 MAR 01, 2016

El-Zoghbi,Mayada; Karlan,Dean S.; Osman,Adams; Shammout,Nour Musallam Disclosed

Understanding costs and sustainability of sharia-compliant microfinance products (English)

While Islamic finance is a growing industry with more than 1,000 Islamic finance institutions and combined assets in excess of $1.3 trillion (Reuters 2013), the development of sharia-compliant microfinance has been much less prolific. ... See More +

Brief 95213 FEB 01, 2015

Alvarez,Kaylene; El-Zoghbi,Mayada French, Spanish Disclosed

Understanding costs and sustainability of sharia-compliant microfinance products : Comprendre les coûts et la viabilité des produits de microfinance conformes à la charia (French)

While Islamic finance is a growing industry with more than 1,000 Islamic finance institutions and combined assets in excess of $1.3 trillion (Reuters 2013), the development of sharia-compliant microfinance has been much less prolific. ... See More +

Brief 95213 FEB 01, 2015

Alvarez,Kaylene; El-Zoghbi,Mayada English, Spanish Disclosed

Understanding costs and sustainability of sharia-compliant microfinance products : Hacia un mayor conocimiento de los costos y la sostenibilidad de los productos microfinancieros regidos por la sharia (Spanish)

While Islamic finance is a growing industry with more than 1,000 Islamic finance institutions and combined assets in excess of $1.3 trillion (Reuters 2013), the development of sharia-compliant microfinance has been much less prolific. ... See More +

Brief 95213 FEB 01, 2015

Alvarez,Kaylene; El-Zoghbi,Mayada English, French Disclosed

Getting smart about financial inclusion : lessons from the smart aid index : Instrumentos inteligentes para la inclusion financiera : ensenanzas del indice smartaid (Spanish)

Indices are frequently used to motivate behavior - think of the World Bank's doing business reports or the United Nations Development Program's (UNDP's) human development index. ... See More +

Brief 93306 OCT 01, 2014

El-Zoghbi, Mayada; Scola, Barbara English, French Disclosed

Getting smart about financial inclusion : lessons from the smart aid index (English)

Indices are frequently used to motivate behavior - think of the World Bank's doing business reports or the United Nations Development Program's (UNDP's) human development index. ... See More +

Brief 93306 OCT 01, 2014

El-Zoghbi, Mayada; Scola, Barbara French, Spanish Disclosed

Getting smart about financial inclusion : lessons from the smart aid index : Une approche intelligente de l'inclusion financiere : les lecons de l'indice smartaid (French)

Indices are frequently used to motivate behavior - think of the World Bank's doing business reports or the United Nations Development Program's (UNDP's) human development index. ... See More +

Brief 93306 OCT 01, 2014

El-Zoghbi, Mayada; Scola, Barbara English, Spanish Disclosed

Facilitating the market for capacity building services : Facilitation du marché des services de renforcement des capacités (French)

In markets with high levels of financial exclusion, actors in the financial system, financial service providers (FSPs), consumers, providers of financial system infrastructure and other market supporting functions, regulators and other policy makers, often face capacity limitations. ... See More +

Brief 90953 SEP 01, 2014

El-Zoghbi,Mayada; Lauer, Kate English, Spanish Disclosed

Facilitating the market for capacity building services : Facilitar el mercado de servicios de fortalecimiento de la capacidad (Spanish)

In markets with high levels of financial exclusion, actors in the financial system, financial service providers (FSPs), consumers, providers of financial system infrastructure and other market supporting functions, regulators and other policy makers, often face capacity limitations. ... See More +

Brief 90953 SEP 01, 2014

El-Zoghbi,Mayada; Lauer, Kate English, French Disclosed

Facilitating the market for capacity building services (English)

In markets with high levels of financial exclusion, actors in the financial system, financial service providers (FSPs), consumers, providers of financial system infrastructure and other market supporting functions, regulators and other policy makers, often face capacity limitations. ... See More +

Brief 90953 SEP 01, 2014

El-Zoghbi,Mayada; Lauer, Kate French, Spanish Disclosed

Facilitating market development to advance financial inclusion (English)

The work of developing financial services for the poor has evolved considerably over the past 30 years. Over the past decade or so, largely in response to a growing understanding of the financial needs of the poor, there has been a dramatic shift in the focus of donors and development finance institutions (DFIs) from microcredit to the broader concept of financial inclusion: the provision of a range of formal financial services, including savings, payments and transfers, insurance, and credit. ... See More +

Brief 83056 OCT 01, 2013

El-Zoghbi, Mayada; Lauer, Kate Disclosed

Where do impact investing and microfinance meet? (English)

Impact investing is a new investment category that has been getting a lot of play in the past few years. This brief presents the results of consultative group to assist poor (CGAP) research on impact investing and how it relates to the micro, small, and medium size (MSME) investment space. ... See More +

Brief 80533 JUN 01, 2013

El-Zoghbi,Mayada; Gonzalez,Henry Disclosed

Trends in Sharia-compliant financial inclusion (Arabic)

Sharia-compliant financial inclusion represents the confluence of two rapidly growing sectors: microfinance and Islamic finance. With an estimated 650 million Muslims living on less than $2 a day (Obaidullah and Tariqullay 2008), finding sustainable Islamic models can be the key to providing financial access to millions of Muslim poor who strive to avoid financial products that do not comply with Sharia (Islamic law). ... See More +

Brief 78233 MAR 01, 2013

El-Zoghbi, Mayada; Tarazi, Michael English, Spanish Disclosed

Trends in Sharia-compliant financial inclusion (English)

Sharia-compliant financial inclusion represents the confluence of two rapidly growing sectors: microfinance and Islamic finance. With an estimated 650 million Muslims living on less than $2 a day (Obaidullah and Tariqullay 2008), finding sustainable Islamic models can be the key to providing financial access to millions of Muslim poor who strive to avoid financial products that do not comply with Sharia (Islamic law). ... See More +

Brief 78233 MAR 01, 2013

El-Zoghbi, Mayada; Tarazi, Michael Arabic, Spanish Disclosed

Trends in Sharia-compliant financial inclusion : Tendencias en la inclusión financiera que cumple con la sharia (Spanish)

Sharia-compliant financial inclusion represents the confluence of two rapidly growing sectors: microfinance and Islamic finance. With an estimated 650 million Muslims living on less than $2 a day (Obaidullah and Tariqullay 2008), finding sustainable Islamic models can be the key to providing financial access to millions of Muslim poor who strive to avoid financial products that do not comply with Sharia (Islamic law). ... See More +

Brief 78233 MAR 01, 2013

El-Zoghbi, Mayada; Tarazi, Michael English, Arabic Disclosed

The new microfinance handbook : a financial market system perspective (English)

The new microfinance handbook provides a primer on financial services for the poor. It is written for a wide audience, including practitioners, facilitators, policy makers, regulators, investors, and donors working to improve the financial system, but who are relatively new to the sector. ... See More +

Publication 75183 FEB 01, 2013

Arevalo Sanchez,Ines; Churchill, Craig; Collins,Daryl; Earne,Julie Fawn; El-Zoghbi,Mayada; Ferrand,David; Scola Gahwiler,Barbara Bernadette Maria; Gibson, Alan; Johnson,Susan O.; Lauer, Kate; Ledgerwood, Joanna [editor]; Lehman,Joyce Bontrager; Mas Ribo,Ignacio; Mcconaghy,Peter; Miller,Calvin Jay; Nelson, Candace; O'Keeffe, Geraldine; Rutherford,Stuart Edward; Sherk, Lisa; Staschen,Stefan; Vincze,Joakim Bjorn Disclosed

Measuring changes in client lives through microfinance : contributions of different approaches : Medir los cambios que los clientes experimentan en sus vidas por medio de las microfinanzas : aportaciones de diferentes enfoques (Spanish)

In the past two years, the publication of three impact evaluations of microcredit programs in India, the Philippines, and Morocco precipitated a spate of press reports questioning the value of microcredit and whether it had positive outcomes for poor people (Karlan and Zinman 2009 and Duflo and Banerjee 2009 and 2010). ... See More +

Brief 63331 MAY 01, 2012

El-Zoghbi,Mayada; Martinez,Meritxell English, French Disclosed

Can postal networks advance financial inclusion in the Arab world? (English)

As existing and trusted institutions with large branch networks reaching rural areas, Arab postal networks have the potential to be powerful tools in the fight for greater financial inclusion in the Arab world. ... See More +

Brief 71308 APR 01, 2012

El-Zoghbi, Mayada; Martinez, Meritxell Disclosed

Advancing savings services resource guide for funders : a technical guide (English)

Supporting savings mobilization is fundamental to building inclusive financial systems. Many microfinance funders have long recognized the importance of savings services for poor people. ... See More +

Working Paper 68099 OCT 01, 2011

Glisovic, Jasmina; El-Zoghbi, Mayada; Forster, Sarah Disclosed

Title Document Date Report No. Document Type Also available in
The role of financial services in humanitarian crises (English)
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JAN 01, 2017 114634 Working Paper
Understanding demand for Sharia-compliant loans : results of a randomized experiment in Jordan (English)
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MAR 01, 2016 106037 Brief
Understanding costs and sustainability of sharia-compliant microfinance products (English)
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FEB 01, 2015 95213 Brief French, Spanish
Understanding costs and sustainability of sharia-compliant microfinance products : Comprendre les coûts et la viabilité des produits de microfinance conformes à la charia (French)
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FEB 01, 2015 95213 Brief English, Spanish
Understanding costs and sustainability of sharia-compliant microfinance products : Hacia un mayor conocimiento de los costos y la sostenibilidad de los productos microfinancieros regidos por la sharia (Spanish)
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FEB 01, 2015 95213 Brief English, French
Getting smart about financial inclusion : lessons from the smart aid index : Instrumentos inteligentes para la inclusion financiera : ensenanzas del indice smartaid (Spanish)
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OCT 01, 2014 93306 Brief English, French
Getting smart about financial inclusion : lessons from the smart aid index (English)
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OCT 01, 2014 93306 Brief French, Spanish
Getting smart about financial inclusion : lessons from the smart aid index : Une approche intelligente de l'inclusion financiere : les lecons de l'indice smartaid (French)
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OCT 01, 2014 93306 Brief English, Spanish
Facilitating the market for capacity building services : Facilitation du marché des services de renforcement des capacités (French)
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SEP 01, 2014 90953 Brief English, Spanish
Facilitating the market for capacity building services : Facilitar el mercado de servicios de fortalecimiento de la capacidad (Spanish)
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SEP 01, 2014 90953 Brief English, French
Facilitating the market for capacity building services (English)
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SEP 01, 2014 90953 Brief French, Spanish
Facilitating market development to advance financial inclusion (English)
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OCT 01, 2013 83056 Brief
Where do impact investing and microfinance meet? (English)
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JUN 01, 2013 80533 Brief
Trends in Sharia-compliant financial inclusion (Arabic)
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MAR 01, 2013 78233 Brief English, Spanish
Trends in Sharia-compliant financial inclusion (English)
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MAR 01, 2013 78233 Brief Arabic, Spanish
Trends in Sharia-compliant financial inclusion : Tendencias en la inclusión financiera que cumple con la sharia (Spanish)
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MAR 01, 2013 78233 Brief English, Arabic
The new microfinance handbook : a financial market system perspective (English)
See More +
FEB 01, 2013 75183 Publication
Measuring changes in client lives through microfinance : contributions of different approaches : Medir los cambios que los clientes experimentan en sus vidas por medio de las microfinanzas : aportaciones de diferentes enfoques (Spanish)
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MAY 01, 2012 63331 Brief English, French
Can postal networks advance financial inclusion in the Arab world? (English)
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APR 01, 2012 71308 Brief
Advancing savings services resource guide for funders : a technical guide (English)
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OCT 01, 2011 68099 Working Paper