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Mobile Money in Myanmar: Going Directly from Cash to Digital

By Jason Loughnane In 2011, a SIM card in Myanmar cost $1,500 and mobile phones were used by less than...

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Demonetization: Behavioral Economics Working Towards Financial Inclusion in India

By Adelina Dasso In November, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetization of 86% of the currency in circulation....

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Collaborating to Support Small Businesses: CommonWealth Kitchen and Accion

By Jessica Pires Since the 2008 recession, small businesses have been at the heart of economic recovery in the U.S....

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Key Questions after 10 years of Financial Inclusion

By Kshama Fernandes Almost a decade ago, a group of us came together in India and decided to look at...

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Michael Schlein: Institutional Investor Fintech Finance 35

By Accion Accion CEO Michael Schlein was interviewed by Senior Contributing Editor Jeffrey Kutler from Institutional Investor as part of the 2016 Fintech Finance 35....

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Destácame: Financial Empowerment in Chile with Alternative Data

By Matthieu Albrieux Destácame, launched in Chile in 2015, is an alternative credit scoring platform that uses alternative data to...

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How Agency Banking Bridges the Technology Gap in Nigeria

By Oladapo Famuyide This work was funded by Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth. In Lagos, Nigeria it is common for bank...

Financial Inclusion’s Best in Class

By Virginia Moore For the last 10 years, the Global Microscope on Financial Inclusion has systematically reported what it takes to...

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Fintech in Myanmar: Leapfrogging to Mobile Money?

By Kathleen Yaworsky As part of our Best of 2016 series, we are re-publishing some of the top articles from...

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Innovating Invoice Financing: The Future is Now in Latin America

By Jackie Hyland and Adam Hartmann As part of our Best of 2016 series, we are re-publishing some of the...