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Fintech for Good: Accion at the Social Good Summit

By Jim Rosenberg Last week in New York, we were thrilled to join the Social Good Summit, an annual two-day...

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Microfinance and Impact Investing: the Legacy of the Bridge Fund

By Deborah Drake Declare victory and go home. How often do you get to say that? But that’s exactly what...

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New Emerging Markets Report Shows Banks Lead Financial Inclusion

By Michael Schlein Over the last few years, we’ve made great progress in expanding financial access for those left out...

SMEcorner Wins Second Place at SURGE’s PITCH Competition

By Pamela Sud On February 22-24, 2016, SMEcorner joined over 5,000 people from 72 countries at SURGE in Bengaluru, India....

What all regulators must do to promote financial inclusion

Making national-level commitments to financial inclusion is one of the most effective ways that policymakers can help more people gain...

3 Ways to Accelerate Financial Inclusion Worldwide

3 Ways to Accelerate Financial Inclusion Worldwide

This past fall at the United Nations, world leaders gathered together and pledged to eradicate extreme poverty worldwide by 2030....

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Inside the US Treasury 2015 Forum on Financial Inclusion

Last week, Venture Lab Managing Director Paul Breloff, Center for Financial Inclusion Managing Director Beth Rhyne, and I attended the...

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How Countries Can Promote Financial Inclusion

Today, the Economist Intelligence Unit released Microscope 2015, an annual survey that assesses how lawmakers from 55 countries are either...

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MIT Innovations Journal Publishes Venture Lab Case Narrative

By Paul Breloff Accion Venture Lab made its first investment just about three years ago. We’re not necessarily a new...

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Five Things You Didn’t Know About Impact Investing

Recently, MIT Press released their latest edition of Innovations, a quarterly journal covering technology, governance, and globalization. In it, Paul...