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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...

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Can Chatbots like Siri advance Financial Inclusion?

By Nancy Widjaja Chatbots enable customers to interact with a product or brand in ways that mimic two-way human conversations....

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....

Mobile Financial Services: A Technology Primer and Implications for Financial Inclusion

By Beth Rhyne What a marvel it is that a couple living in a remote region of the world, despite...

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...

Expanding Access to Capital for Small Businesses in Peru through Fintech

By Matthieu Albrieux We met Maria, a corner shop owner in Chorillos, a popular neighborhood in south Lima, as she...

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Introducing Paarul Dudeja, Venture Lab’s Director of Asia Investments

By Vikas Raj We recently welcomed Paarul Dudeja to the Accion Venture Lab team. As Director of Asia Investments, Paarul...

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Smart Contracts and Blockchain: What Happens if the Blockchain Breaks?

By Tess Johnson When you receive a chain letter, it usually promises that you will receive great rewards, but only if...