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Disability Inclusion: 3 Key Insights from India

By Mandana Nakhai Since I’ve written a good bit about microfinance these last weeks, I want to turn back to...

What all regulators must do to promote financial inclusion

Making national-level commitments to financial inclusion is one of the most effective ways that policymakers can help more people gain...

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Mobile Money and the Limitations of Cash in Malawi

By Kirsty Gray The first thing I noticed when I arrived in Lilongwe, Malawi was cash. While Zambia rebased its...

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Franchising in Paraguay: Beyond Microfinance

By Dennis van Erp The World Wide Web tells us that: “traditional franchising is when a firm with an established...

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Steve Gross: The Missionary of Microfinance

By Jordan Coriza   If Accion’s 53-year history were represented as a pie chart, it might arguably have only three...

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3 Reasons Microfinance Still Matters

By Emma Kelsey “Banco Occidente, Banco Caja Social, Citibank, BBVA…” Don Hugo listed off the banks he had taken loans...

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How Countries Can Promote Financial Inclusion

Today, the Economist Intelligence Unit released Microscope 2015, an annual survey that assesses how lawmakers from 55 countries are either...

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How Impact Investing Can Help People With Disabilities

Our impact investment in Vindhya e-Infomedia, a Bangalore-based company that provides clients with data management and customer support, goes back...

Access to Finance in Latin America – Trends and Strategies

By Solana Cozzo Accion’s work in Latin America began in the barrios of Venezuela in the early ’60s. Although during...

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Impact Investing

Recently, MIT Press released their latest edition of Innovations, a quarterly journal covering technology, governance, and globalization. In it, Paul...