Center for Financial Inclusion

Refugees and Mobile Money: Services and Initiatives that Support Those in Crisis

Refugees and Mobile Money: Services and Initiatives that Support Those in Crisis

By Jeffrey Riecke If you had to embark on a journey similar to that of the 65 million people who...

Promising Developments in Mobile Financial Services

Promising Developments in Mobile Financial Services

By Tess Johnson Despite the excitement about moving mobile financial services (MFS) to a richer smartphone-based environment, we still have...

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...

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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...

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...

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5 Themes in Financial Inclusion Innovation from European Microfinance Week 2016

By Lizzy Bolze European Microfinance Platform is celebrating 10 years of supporting inclusive finance innovation, and hosted European Microfinance Week...

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What Does India’s Demonetization Mean for Financial Inclusion?

By Misha Sharma, Project Manager, IFMR LEAD. IFMR is an Accion partner. Last week was a rather challenging one for the...

What’s Next for Accion

By Michael Schlein Three billion people live in or near poverty. They are left out of, or poorly served by,...

What Is Lost in a Digital Financial World—And How to Get It Back

By Elisabeth Rhyne This post is part of Financial Inclusion Week, a week of global conversation on advancing financial inclusion....

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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...