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5 Themes in Financial Inclusion Innovation from European Microfinance Week 2016

By Lizzy Bolze European Microfinance Platform is celebrating 10 years of supporting inclusive finance innovation, and hosted European Microfinance Week...

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What Does India’s Demonetization Mean for Financial Inclusion?

By Misha Sharma, Project Manager, IFMR LEAD. IFMR is an Accion partner. Last week was a rather challenging one for the...

What’s Next for Accion

By Michael Schlein Three billion people live in or near poverty. They are left out of, or poorly served by,...

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Hot Bread Kitchen: Recipe for Success

By Jessica Pires Earlier this fall, a group of a dozen women ventured to the social enterprise Hot Bread Kitchen...

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Fintech for Good: 6 Takeaways from Money 20/20

By Michael Schlein Money 20/20 is always an exciting conference that demonstrates the bold, innovative new ideas that are disrupting...

What Is Lost in a Digital Financial World—And How to Get It Back

By Elisabeth Rhyne This post is part of Financial Inclusion Week, a week of global conversation on advancing financial inclusion....

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UPI: Changing Financial Inclusion in India

By Abhishek Agrawal Recently, India has seen two ground breaking developments, which will hopefully disrupt the financial inclusion landscape in...

MasterCard Analyzes Financial Inclusion Data for Social Impact

By Juan David Nuñez Hurtado Global technology company MasterCard is committed to financial inclusion. In addition to supporting Accion, it...

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What Buying a House Taught Me About Financial Inclusion

By Ben Lebeaux For over two years now, I’ve worked for Accion, an organization that gives people the financial tools they need...

Enabling Financial Inclusion for the Missing Middle

Enabling Financial Inclusion for the Missing Middle

By Juan David Nuñez Hurtado What is the ‘missing middle’? And why is it so important for financial institutions? An...