World Bank

Focus on Agent Networks in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for better financial, economic, and social inclusion

In the DRC, the use of informal financial services remains strongly anchored among the population. In this context, a careful selection of agents appears to be a good alternative at a lower cost to the provision of financial services.

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Storm Clouds Are Brewing for the Global Economy

“At the beginning of 2018 the global economy was firing on all cylinders, but it lost speed during the year and the ride could get even bumpier in the year ahead. As economic and financial headwinds intensify for emerging and developing countries, the world’s progress in reducing extreme poverty could be jeopardized. To keep the momentum, countries need to invest in people, foster inclusive growth, and build resilient societies.”
Kristalina Georgieva World Bank Chief Executive Officer