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Investment with Impact

PKR 30B
PKR 30B spent on
MSMEs finance*
PKR 45B
PKR 45B additional
revenue for SMEs
PKR 862M
PKR 862M spent for
digital financial inclusion
717K
Over 717,000
enterprises supported*
PKR 215M
PKR 215M spent on
55 women-led enterprises
757K
About 757K
jobs supported*

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Karandaaz WEC2018 Investee: Lel Collection
War can never be counted upon to bring beauty in someone’s life, but in a strange way, that is exactly what happened with entrepreneur and founder of Lél, an artistic collective
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Karandaaz Blog

DFS: Regulatory and Fiscal Impediments

Several governments in developing world, along with the donor community, seem keen on developing an “enabling environment” for digital financial services (DFS)[1]. DFS is seen as a pathway towards financial inclusion, which is being promoted as part of global development agenda.
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Enhancing Savings through Digital Means

Pakistani individuals, firms and government are not generating enough savings to meet the economy’s investment requirements. This lack of domestic savings results in an inherent dependence on “foreign inflows” in the form of remittances, issuance of sovereign bonds/loans and flows under Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).
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The Unbanked: A hundred-million question

In the context of developing countries like Pakistan, financial inclusion is generally considered to be more about broadening the access of formal financial services (payments, savings, loans, insurance products etc.) to individuals and Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that are currently out of the banking system.
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