Around 2 billion people don’t use formal financial services and more than 50% of adults in the poorest households are unbanked. Financial inclusion is a key enabler to reducing poverty and boosting prosperity. WBG President Kim has called for Universal Financial Access (UFA) by 2020. We're scaling up support to reach an additional 1bn people, and are working with partners to achieve UFA.
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— Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus was the founder of the Grameen Bank that provides small, low-cost loans to people seeking to pull themselves out of poverty. Watch and get his insight into what it takes to succeed.
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— Rwanda’s level of financial inclusion has doubled. With such a large movement of adults into the formal financial sector ensuring that the ‘newly banked’ can effectively use financial products is critical.