Posts by Megan Peterson

Mobile phones are one of Mexico’s secret weapons for battling inequality

Mobile phones are one of Mexico’s secret weapons for battling inequality

Innovation is improving access to financial services in Mexico By María Camila Gómez and Christina Holman Mexico has one of the...

Meet the women leading the way to an inclusive future — part three

Meet the women leading the way to an inclusive future — part three

Part of Accion’s series highlighting the women working in financial inclusion At Accion, we’re proud to have a diverse team...

The rapidly changing landscape of digital lending

The rapidly changing landscape of digital lending

Taking stock of the top seven emerging digital lending models By Priya Punatar Last year, Amazon grabbed headlines by giving $1 billion...

Meet the women leading the way to an inclusive future — part two

Meet the women leading the way to an inclusive future — part two

Part of Accion’s series highlighting women working in financial inclusion At Accion, we’re proud to have a diverse team leading...

Meet the women leading the way to an inclusive future — part one

Part of Accion’s series highlighting women working in financial inclusion When women are economically empowered, children benefit from better household...

What is identity and why does it matter?

What is identity and why does it matter?

Investigating identity as a building block for financial inclusion By Priya Punatar Have you ever opened a savings account? Taken out...

Can public-private partnerships boost disaster resilience?

Can public-private partnerships boost disaster resilience?

How the government of India, Swiss Re, and others are collaboratively combating climate change-related risk As many know too painfully...

Can impact investing rekindle the American dream?

Can impact investing rekindle the American dream?

By Michael Schlein It’s getting harder and harder to realize the American dream. Nearly half of all Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck. Roughly...

The business case for financial inclusion: A multi-trillion-dollar proposition

The business case for financial inclusion: A multi-trillion-dollar proposition

A high-level business case for financial inclusion constructed using data on the impact of M-PESA on poverty in Kenya By Ethan Loufield...

The high cost of going for Olympic gold

The high cost of going for Olympic gold

Athletes at the 2018 Winter Olympics face barriers to financial health Nearly 3,000 top athletes from 92 countries are converging...