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Mobile Money & Savings: How UGAFODE Reaches Rural Uganda

By Jacqueline van Hartley in collaboration with David Muheirwe In 2011 only 20% of Uganda’s population was served by banks....

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Connections in the Field Strengthen an Interconnected World

By Andrea Horak Can you remember what life was like without access to a smartphone or the internet? Even if...

Liping Li, an SME small business owner, sells her wares in Songshan district, Chifeng, Inner Mongolia.

SME Enterprise Solutions: A fintech Investor’s Perspective

By Will Rayner and Amee Patel Over the past few months, we’ve seen the emergence of an exciting new class of enterprise...

Big Data: Big Risk, Big Return

By Dwijo Goswami How ‘big’ is Big Data? This question is often confronted with a flurry of statistics. 1 out...

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Human Capital and Early-Stage Financial Inclusion Leaders

By Tahira Dosani and Nancy Widjaja What are the greatest challenges that young businesses face? Many might consider “getting funding”...

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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...

The Business of Financial Inclusion: Insights from Emerging Market Banks

The Business of Financial Inclusion: Insights from Emerging Market Banks

By Elisabeth Rhyne When it comes to financial inclusion, as is true in many sectors these days, sexy start-ups and...

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Digital Financial Health: What Finance Can Learn From Medicine

By Nancy Widjaja and Nikhil Garg This post discussing financial health is in honor of #FinHealthMatters Day How much are...

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Adapting to Disruption: MFIs Consider Fintech

By Micaela McCandless I’m sitting in a conference room surrounded by CEOs and board members from microfinance banks throughout Latin...