Inception Report - SME Finance Forum and Interim Progress Report - Global SME Finance Innovation Trust Fund
Report | Jul 8, 2013
This inception report covers initial work of the SME Finance Forum since its launch in April 2012, and interim progress of the Global SME Finance Innovation Trust Fund, whose administration was taken over by the SME Finance Forum team in July 2012.
Report | May 21, 2013
This Impact Assessment Framework discusses the importance of rigorous impact evaluation and provides an overview of the relevance, application, strengths, and limitations of impact evaluation techniques of various SME finance policies. The Framework covers experimental and non-experimental approaches that can be used to evaluate a broad context of SME policies and programs and provides examples of actual impact evaluations for each of the components of the SME Finance Policy Guide.
Report | Mar 7, 2013
The report identifies innovations that can help bankers in developing countries to finance agricultural small and medium enterprises. The report highlights the most promising examples of innovative financing, risk mitigation and distribution models drawn from a stocktaking exercise of 100 global cases.
Report | Oct 26, 2012
This Issues Paper was prepared for the first annual GPFI Conference on Standard-Setting Bodies and Financial Inclusion hosted by the Financial Stability Institute at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel on October 29, 2012. It discusses how financial regulators can optimize linkages between four distinct policy objectives: financial inclusion (I), financial stability (S), financial integrity (I) and financial consumer protection (P) (or, collectively, “I-SIP”).
Issues Paper 2 - Proportionality in Practice across the Standard-Setting Bodies: Applying Standards and Guidance while Supporting a Financial Inclusion Agenda
Report | Oct 26, 2012
This Issues Paper was prepared for the first annual GPFI Conference on Standard-Setting Bodies and Financial Inclusion hosted by the Financial Stability Institute at the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) in Basel on October 29, 2012. It discusses the application of the proportionality principle – the balancing of risks and benefits against costs of regulation and supervision – in the context of implementing standards and guidance of the global standard-setting bodies (SSBs) and the challenges of applying the proportionality principle in practice by countries pursuing a financial inclusion agenda.
Report | Oct 26, 2012
This Issues Paper was prepared for the first annual GPFI Conference on Standard-Setting Bodies and Financial Inclusion hosted by the Financial Stability Institute at the Bank for International Settlements in Basel on October 29, 2012. Both the ramifications of standard-setting bodies’ (SSBs) standards and guidance for financial inclusion and the ramifications of financial inclusion for the work of the SSBs are explored in this Issues Paper. It outlines the state of the current engagement and recent activities on issues of financial inclusion taken by five global standard-setting bodies: the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision, the Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems, the Financial Action Task Force, the International Association of Deposit Insurers and the International Association of Insurance Supervisors. The SSBs have all recognized and in recent years paid increased attention to the importance of financial inclusion. For the SSBs, addressing the goal of full financial inclusion represents an adjustment in focus and requires a commensurate evolution in thinking. The SSBs are at different stages in this evolution.
Report | Sep 17, 2012
The first GPFI Forum was held in Riviera Maya, Mexico, on October 1, 2011. The GPFI Forum brought together over 80 participants including senior representatives from G20 and non-G20 countries, key Implementing Partners of the GPFI, representatives of the private sector, and a wide range of organizations involved in promoting financial inclusion.
Report | Nov 8, 2011
The report was elaborated by the GPFI Co-Chairs and adopted by all members of the Partnership. It summarizes the efforts made in this first year of continuous work, presents the main achievements and describes the outlook for the second year of implementation of the work plan. This report focuses on main achievements and recommendations to the G20 Leaders.
White paper | Nov 7, 2011
This white paper aims to raise awareness and frame issues to inform ongoing work by the five standard-setting bodies to integrate financial inclusion into standards and guidance that can be effectively applied at the country level.
Report | Nov 4, 2011
This report highlights the key findings and recommendations that emerged during the GPFI Data and Measurement Subgroup’s first working year. The report provides the results of the financial inclusion data stocktaking and gap analysis, highlights the key recent developments that are relevant for diagnosing and tracking financial inclusion, including the “Core Set” of indicators, and provides initial analytical approaches to bottom up target setting to inform the road ahead.