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Responsive Microfinance for a Changing Economy: Colombia’s Bancompartir

Responsive Microfinance for a Changing Economy: Colombia’s Bancompartir

By Jason Loughnane During a recent work training in Bogota, Colombia, I had the opportunity to visit one of the...

Promising Developments in Mobile Financial Services

Promising Developments in Mobile Financial Services

By Tess Johnson Despite the excitement about moving mobile financial services (MFS) to a richer smartphone-based environment, we still have...

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Myanmar’s Economic Revolution

By Jordan Coriza On a grey day on the tail end of monsoon season in Yangon, Myanmar, a group of women...

Lessons in Savings Innovation and Financial Inclusion

By Srishti Kedia According to a survey by the Federal Reserve, 46% of Americans said they do not have enough...

How MoneyGram’s Bidding War Affects Financial Inclusion

How MoneyGram’s Bidding War Affects Financial Inclusion

By Danielle Piskadlo Ant Financial, the Chinese inclusive finance powerhouse founded by Alibaba Group, and Euronet Worldwide, a U.S. giant...

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Poverty Stoplight: Using Technology to Put Poverty on the Map

Curuguaty is a Paraguayan town in the eastern department of Canindeyú. If you’ve heard of it—and few people have—it’s probably...

DAWN Myanmar: Enabling New Business

By Jason Loughnane Better laws, increased competition and rapidly expanding mobile access are all converging to transform Myanmar’s microfinance sector....

Implementing Big Data: 10 Tips from Financial Service Providers

By Kathleen Yaworsky Many financial service providers assume that they don’t have enough information at hand. That isn’t the case:...

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Using Big Data – and Small Data – to Accelerate Financial Inclusion

By Michael Schlein Every half hour, the internet, mobile phones, and other internet-connected devices generate digital data equal to all...

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Unlocking the Promise of Big Data to Promote Financial Inclusion

By Kathleen Yaworsky Every half hour, the internet – combined with internet-connected devices such as phones, computers, and home appliances...