Social Safety Net Programs Help Millions Escape Poverty, But Coverage Gaps Persist

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Many Governments Take Steps to Improve Women’s Economic Inclusion, Although Legal Barriers Remain Widespread

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Financial Inclusion on the Rise, But Gaps Remain, Global Findex Database Shows

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Fidor and IFC Partner to Expand Digital Financial Inclusion in Developing Markets

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Insurance Sector Looks to Balance Technological Innovation and Consumer Protection

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Fiji: Dairy Farmers Covered by Microinsurance Scheme for the First Time

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Papua New Guinea: Women’s Micro-bank to Open Access Centers to Test New Branchless Banking Model

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CBN, Banks, MMOs Roll Out Agent Network for Financial Inclusion

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Deposit Money Banks (DMB), and licensed Mobile Money Operators (MMOs) and Super Agents have reached agreement to fund an initiative-Shared Agent Network Expansion (SANE).

The move, aimed at deepening financial inclusion in
 Nigeria, entails an aggressive rollout of 500,000 agent network that would offer basic financial services like cash-in, cash-out, funds transfer, bill payments, airtime purchase and government disbursements.

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Agricultural insurance policies for farmers in Peru

In Peru, assistance is being provided to develop and expand agricultural insurance. Farmers can obtain cover for crop failures caused by extreme weather events.​

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Dutch Queen Maxima Visits Indonesia to Monitor Financial Inclusion Program

The Queen of the Netherlands, Maxima, visited Indonesia between 11-13 February 2018 to monitor the progress of Indonesia's Financial Inclusion Program, a program that was launched in August 2016 during Maxima's last visit to Indonesia. Hence, during her latest visit, the Dutch Queen came in her role as the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development.​

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