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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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Demonetization: Behavioral Economics Working Towards Financial Inclusion in India

By Adelina Dasso In November, India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced the demonetization of 86% of the currency in circulation....

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Kopo Kopo: Building on the Rails of Mobile Money in Kenya

By Nancy Widjaja The seventh episode of VentureKast, Accion Venture Lab’s podcast series, is a conversation between host Vikas Raj...

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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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Kopo Kopo: Bringing Fintech to Small Business Owners

By Delia Harrington “I like making women beautiful,” Rose told us early one morning while surrounded by the tools of...

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UPI: Changing Financial Inclusion in India

By Abhishek Agrawal Recently, India has seen two ground breaking developments, which will hopefully disrupt the financial inclusion landscape in...

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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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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...

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Mobile Money and the Limitations of Cash in Malawi

By Kirsty Gray The first thing I noticed when I arrived in Lilongwe, Malawi was cash. While Zambia rebased its...

At the center of it all: the Zoona Agent

At the center of it all: the Zoona Agent

A few weeks ago Kirsty explained a bit behind Zoona’s business model, and highlighted the fact that emerging entrepreneurs sit right at...