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Disability Inclusion and Solar Power in Rural Paraguay

By Jordan Coriza The weather app on my phone reads 40 degrees Celsius (104°F) when we arrive in Concepcion, a...

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Closed Bank Accounts, Closed Doors: Life Without a Bank Account

By Paul Breloff How life without a bank account means always weighing bad options. Recently, Accionista Paul Breloff participated in...

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Unlocking Fintech for Financial Inclusion

By Prateek Shrivastava I remember the first time I was in Wembley Stadium: it was to see Live Aid for...

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The Poverty Stoplight: Putting Poverty on the Map

By Jordan Coriza How we can use data to not only analyze poverty, but work toward eliminating it. Curuguaty is...

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Myanmar: The Final Frontier

By Jordan Coriza One of the first things you might notice when you arrive in Yangon, Myanmar are the painted...

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Introducing: Accion VentureKast

We are excited to launch our podcast series, VentureKast, today! There are so many podcasts out there, and more than...

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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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China’s Internet Finance: Assessing Opportunities Within The Dragon’s Den

By Alice Tang and Nancy Widjaja China is undoubtedly a very appealing market for Venture Lab. The country’s strong economic...

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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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How Impact Investing Can Help People With Disabilities

Our impact investment in Vindhya e-Infomedia, a Bangalore-based company that provides clients with data management and customer support, goes back...