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Empowering financial inclusion

Decentralised Finance (DeFi) is a pioneering force, making breakthroughs in the field of finance and revolutionising the centrally dependent financial sector. It has already made a difference in several countries…

Financial inclusion

The most recent update in the digital banking sector shows that Pakistan is growing digitally at a fast pace. The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has issued the licencing and…

Financial inclusion and women’s integration

Mao Zedong proclaimed that ‘women hold up half the sky’ but he forgot to recognize that we still live in a man’s world. Women’s empowerment through access to finance, jobs,…

Financial Inclusion

Financial inclusion

‘Financial inclusion’ is one of the buzzwords in the development circle that always finds mention. It is considered a critical component in the process of economic development. Among its many…

Financial Inclusion And Poverty

Financial inclusion and poverty

Private investment in Pakistan is low. What are the factors behind such a low rate of private investment? One doesn’t need to be a rocket scientist to figure out the…

Financial Inclusion

Financial inclusion

One glaring inequity, among many, in Pakistan’s socio-economic framework is the unequal access to financial services. While, overall, Pakistan has a fairly well-developed and relatively robust formal financial sector, a…

Illicit financial flows in the region

A recent study (November 24, 2017) provides an assessment of routes, actors and sources of Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) and corruption in and between Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal,…

Financial interventions

Hasina, a mother of seven, from District Matiari faced grave circumstances when her husband, who was the family’s sole breadwinner, suffered a sudden and severe illness that left him bedridden.…

Financial instability

In 2016, this writer wrote as many as six articles on Offshore assets of Pakistani citizens, which have been compiled in the form of a book. This endeavour, however modest,…