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Financial inclusion data : assessing the landscape and country-level target approaches (English)

The group of 20 (G-20) recognizes data and measurement as an essential foundation for advancing financial inclusion at a global level. The data and measurement sub-group, in its first year, was tasked to identify the existing financial inclusion data landscape, to assess the data gaps, to develop key performance indicators, and to lay out the foundations for the framing of financial inclusion target setting approaches. ... See More +

Working Paper 94734 OCT 01, 2011

Stein, Peer; Randhawa, Bikki; Ardic, Oya Pinar; Bilandzic, Nina; Hannig, Alfred; Gidvani, Lara; Lee, Celina; Ehrbeck, Tilman Disclosed

Toward universal access : addressing the global challenge of financial inclusion (English)

This report highlights key trends, challenges, and opportunities for advancing financial inclusion and presents major high-level policy recommendations for consideration by the Group of 20 (G-20) policy makers to benefit a wider range of developing countries, including many non-G-20 countries. ... See More +

Working Paper 94831 JAN 01, 2011

Stein, Peer; Randhawa, Bikki; Bilandzic, Nina Disclosed

Access finance (October 2009) (English)

Access finance is a bi-monthly newsletter which disseminates information on improving access to financial services. This newsletter include: financial infrastructure: building access through transparent and stable financial systems; mainstreaming health insurance for the poor: the case of Rashtriya Swasthya Bima Yojana in India; payment systems; remittances; inclusive financial systems; non-Bank financial institutions (leasing, housing finance, insurance); credit reporting; and collateral registries/secured lending. ... See More +

Newsletter 51693 OCT 01, 2009

Randhawa, Bikki; Search; Leila; Disclosed

Access Finance (April 2007) (English)

In this issue: Making finance work for Africa. Inclusive financial systems. Credit reporting. Payment systems. Remittances.

Newsletter 40391 APR 01, 2007

Randhawa, Bikki [editor]; Cholmondeley, Melina; Mirmulstein, Melina Disclosed

Strategic alliances to scale up financial services in rural areas (English)

Firms have employed strategic alliances with other firms to effectively manage costs, overcome resource and technology constraints, and enhance competitive position. ... See More +

Publication 35923 APR 01, 2006

Gallardo, Joselito; Goldberg, Michael; Randhawa, Bikki Disclosed

Strategic alliances to scale up financial services in rural areas (English)

Despite more than 25 years of large financial investments and technical assistance programs, access to financial services in rural markets has not expanded at the massive scale and on the financially sustainable basis that had been expected. ... See More +

Newsletter 38950 JUL 01, 2005

Randhawa, Bikki; Gallardo, Joselito; Goldberg, Mike Disclosed

Comparative review of microfinance regulatory framework issues in Benin, Ghana, and Tanzania (English)

The authors investigate the microfinance regulatory regimes in Benin, Ghana, and Tanzania, with a view to identifying key issues and lessons on how the overall regulatory framework affects integration of microfinance institutions into the financial system. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS3585 APR 01, 2005

Gallardo, Joselito; Ouattara, Korotoumou; Randhawa, Bikki; Steel, William F. Disclosed

Micro finance regulation in Tanzania: implications for development and performance of the industry (English)

This study of microfinance in Tanzania looks at how the overall regulatory framework affects the ability of microfinance institutions (MFIs) to become more market oriented and integrated with the formal financial system, and the set of incentives (or disincentives) for licensed financial intermediaries to move down market to provide financial services for the poor. ... See More +

Working Paper (Numbered Series) 26656 JUN 01, 2003

Bikki Randhawa; Joselito Gallardo

A framework for regulating microfinance institutions (English)

The continuum of institutions providing microfinance cannot develop fully without a regulatory environment conducive to their growth. Without such an environment, fragmentation and segmentation will continue to inhibit the institutional transformation of microfinance institutions. ... See More +

Policy Research Working Paper WPS2061 FEB 28, 1999

van Greuning, Hennie; Gallardo, Joselito; Randhawa, Bikki