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    The Digitization of Financial Cooperatives, a Must for Inclusion

    The digitization of financial cooperatives, a fundamental component of the financial sector in the region, is accelerating. There are numerous examples of progress, from Ecuador to Jamaica, that provide grounds for optimism.

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    How to Integrate Social Factors into Business Models & Financial Intermediation

    Environmental, Social and Corporate Governance (ESG) factors have evolved from externalities to key components of business models, and integral elements of corporate strategies.

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    Beyond Words: Success Stories with Gender Impact in IDB Invest Projects

    Six months after the launch of one of the first loan programs linked to results and entrepreneur training in Central America, companies owned and led by women are already reporting new access to financing via BAC Credomatic El Salvador.

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    Financial Inclusion, Key to Latin America & the Caribbean's Recovery

    Financial inclusion is playing a fundamental role in Latin America & the Caribbean's economic response and will be essential for its economic recovery: such is one of the main conclusions of the Global Microscope 2020 report.

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    Caribbean Financial Institutions Are Looking to Open their Digital Umbrellas

    A shift towards greater digitization was overdue for Caribbean banks, and has been accelerated by the current pandemic. Now, they are rolling out their digital channels, seeking to implement ways in which to help bank customers and employees protect themselves while providing the same and enhanced services.

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    Does Access to Credit Make People Better or Worse Off?

    Traditional credit screening approaches are based on qualifications that many low-income applicants do not have: credit histories, collateral, and verifiable income streams. What if these applicants could be assessed differently?

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