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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...

Access to Finance in Latin America – Trends and Strategies

By Solana Cozzo Accion’s work in Latin America began in the barrios of Venezuela in the early ’60s. Although during...

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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...

8 Lessons from Zoona, an African Fintech Startup

By Kirsty Gray During his visit to Kenya in July, President Obama reiterated his belief in entrepreneurship as the “spark...

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‘IA 50’ Showcases Experienced Impact Investment Fund Managers

Accion announced today that it has been selected for the ‘ImpactAssets 50 2015’, an annual listing of top impact investment...

The Haitian Way

By Sydney Moyer I breathe a sigh of relief as I step into the back of the van, its dark...