Jason Loughnane

Woman sitting in chair in front of the supply of the fast-moving consumer goods, like bottled water, that she sells.

How supply chain data can unlock credit for small businesses

Supply chain finance can enable just-in-time credit, benefitting merchants, financial service providers, and more By Prateek Shrivastava and Jason Loughnane In emerging markets, small...

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Women Entrepreneurs of Myanmar: Woodcarver Daw Yin Yin Myint’s Story of Running a Family Business

The following is from an interview with Daw Yin Yin Myint, 44 years old, who inherited her family’s wood carving...

The Future of Finance in Myanmar is Digital

The Future of Finance in Myanmar is Digital

By Jason Loughnane Recently, we traveled to Myanmar to see for ourselves how the arrival of technology is changing the...

Women Entrepreneurs of Myanmar: Baker Daw Ohhmar Htay’s Story of Borrowing Money for the First Time

Women Entrepreneurs of Myanmar: Baker Daw Ohhmar Htay’s Story of Borrowing Money for the First Time

The following is from an interview with Daw Ohhmar Htay, a 41-year old wife, mother of two, and bakery owner...

DAWN Myanmar: Enabling New Business

By Jason Loughnane Better laws, increased competition and rapidly expanding mobile access are all converging to transform Myanmar’s microfinance sector....

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Women Entrepreneurs of Myanmar: Daw Thet Thet Oo’s Story of Access to Financial Services

By Jason Loughnane   Daw Thet Thet Oo, entrepreneur in North Okkalapa Township, Yangon, Myanmar The following is from an interview...

Monks with cell phone in Myanmar. Image by John Rae for Accion

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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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...