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Mobile Money in Myanmar: Going Directly from Cash to Digital

By Jason Loughnane In 2011, a SIM card in Myanmar cost $1,500 and mobile phones were used by less than...

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Demonetization: Behavioral Economics Working Towards Financial Inclusion in India

By Adelina Dasso In November, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetization of 86% of the currency in circulation....

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Kopo Kopo: Building on the Rails of Mobile Money in Kenya

By Nancy Widjaja The seventh episode of VentureKast, Accion Venture Lab’s podcast series, is a conversation between host Vikas Raj...

Fintech for Financial Inclusion in Latin America: A Reflection from Credit Suisse’s Latin America Investment Conference

Fintech for Financial Inclusion in Latin America: A Reflection from Credit Suisse’s Latin America Investment Conference

By Tahira Dosani Last week I had the opportunity to participate in Credit Suisse’s 2017 Latin America Investment Conference (LAIC)...

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Collaborating to Support Small Businesses: CommonWealth Kitchen and Accion

By Jessica Pires Since the 2008 recession, small businesses have been at the heart of economic recovery in the U.S....

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Key Questions after 10 years of Financial Inclusion

By Kshama Fernandes Almost a decade ago, a group of us came together in India and decided to look at...

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Michael Schlein: Institutional Investor Fintech Finance 35

By Accion Accion CEO Michael Schlein was interviewed by Senior Contributing Editor Jeffrey Kutler from Institutional Investor as part of the 2016 Fintech Finance 35....

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Destácame: Financial Empowerment in Chile with Alternative Data

By Matthieu Albrieux Destácame, launched in Chile in 2015, is an alternative credit scoring platform that uses alternative data to...

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How Agency Banking Bridges the Technology Gap in Nigeria

By Oladapo Famuyide In Lagos, Nigeria it is common for bank customers to travel long distances, face increased transportation costs...

Financial Inclusion’s Best in Class

By Virginia Moore For the last 10 years, the Global Microscope on Financial Inclusion has systematically reported what it takes to...