This ODI paper considers the options available for resource-rich developing economies when deciding whether to implement SFIs to manage their natural resource wealth.
The Private Sector and Climate Change Adaptation:IFC Investments Under the Pilot Program for Climate Resilience
This paper from the Bretton Woods Project looks closely at PPCR projects implemented under the World Bank's private sector lending arm, the International Finance Corporation (IFC).
Jointly, Oxfam America and Freedom from Hunger commissioned the largest study to date to evaluate the impact of community-based savings groups—using both a randomized controlled trial and in-depth qualitative research.
This Policy Note summarizes the main content of the workshop on ‘Inequality, Inclusive Growth and the post-2015 Framework’ convened by UNCDF in cooperation with UN-DESA and UNDP in New York on March 7th, 2013.
Compared with other developing economies, high-growth small and medium enterprises in Africa are less likely to use formal financing, which suggests formal financial systems are not serving the needs of enterprises with growth opportunities.
In this paper from The World Bank, authors find that greater ownership and use of accounts is associated with a better enabling environment for accessing financial services.
In this report from the Center for Global Development, Vijaya Ramachandran and Julie Walz highlight the need for more transparency and accountability regarding the aid inflows from the U.S.
In fragile and conflict-affected states just 15 percent of adults have an account at a formal financial institution while 26 percent report having saved in the past year.
The Russian economy lost at least US$211.5 billion in illicit financial outflows from 1994 to 2011. These outflows represent the proceeds of crime, corruption, and tax evasion, and have serious negative consequences for the Russian economy.
In this report from Swiss Re, researchers propose a multi-stakeholder approach to address the problem of food insecurity, putting agricultural insurance on the table to help manage agricultural risks, stabilise farm income, and encourage agricultural investment to strengthen the food chain infrastructure.