financial inclusion

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...

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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...

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Fintech in Myanmar: Leapfrogging to Mobile Money?

By Kathleen Yaworsky As part of our Best of 2016 series, we are re-publishing some of the top articles from...

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Growth and Disruption: Microfinance in Myanmar

By Jason Loughnane As part of our Best of 2016 series, we are re-publishing some of the top articles from...

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What Buying a House Taught Me About Financial Inclusion

By Ben Lebeaux For over two years now, I’ve worked for Accion, an organization that gives people the financial tools they need...

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...

Understanding the Financial Inclusion Gender Gap

By Radhika Shroff On International Women’s Day, at The Business of Inclusion: Global Prosperity through Women and Girls Empowerment, I...

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A Change in Behavior: Innovations in Financial Capability

By Center for Financial Inclusion staff After over a year of research, we at the Center are excited to launch...

Using Loans to Build a Better Life in Haiti

By Sydney Moyer It’s only 9:30 in the morning, but by the time we pull up outside of Emmanuel Dor’s...

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Cash is Still King in Nigeria

By Paul Breloff and Amee Patel As fintech futurists, we’re often cast in the role of cash killer and digital...