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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...

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New VentureKast episode: How Lidya is building the future for small businesses in Nigeria

Podcast: Creating an innovative platform for funding small businesses in Nigeria “It’s just more difficult than it has to be,”...

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Does human touch have a place in the age of digital financial services?

When to balance the use of digital and physical touchpoints to deliver inclusive finance By Paul Lamont While on a recent...

How Accion is advancing financial inclusion in Peru

How Accion is advancing financial inclusion in Peru

Originally published on BNamericas by Ulric Rindebro “For 3 billion people, the global financial system doesn’t even exist. Almost 2...

Can We Make the Digital Revolution Work for Everyone?

Can We Make the Digital Revolution Work for Everyone?

Technology and Financial Inclusion Come Together at Web Summit By Michael Schlein The phone you have in your pocket is probably...

Q&A: Entrepreneurs in China  —  A Perspective from Chifeng, Inner Mongolia

Q&A: Entrepreneurs in China  —  A Perspective from Chifeng, Inner Mongolia

Microfinance manager shares her secrets for success financing entrepreneurs By Jim Rosenberg With nearly 5 million residents, Chifeng isn’t a small...