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The Great Competition and Innovation Deficit

In this thoughtful and provocative blog post Ignacio Mas lays down a series of challenges for everyone working on financial inclusion. We think that the questions he’s asking need to be talked about. 1,129 more words

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Models and Barriers for Financial Inclusion

> Posted by Juan Blanco, Associate, Financial Inclusion 2020, CFI

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Last Friday I attended an event organized by The Guardian and sponsored by Visa called “ 353 more words

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Money Transfer via Twitter Coming Soon

> Posted by Jeffrey Riecke, Communications Associate, CFI

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Twitter and Groupe BPCE, France’s second-largest bank, are teaming up to enable Twitter’s users to complete person-to-person money transfers using tweets. 290 more words

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Bundling mHealth Info and Microinsurance to Improve Health Outcomes in Kenya

> Posted by Hillary Miller-Wise, CEO, Africa Region, Grameen Foundation

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Veteran journalist Walter Cronkite once said of America’s health care system that “it is neither healthy, caring, nor a system.” Imagine what he would have thought about some of the public health care systems in the developing world. 676 more words

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Before Diving into Digital: A Guide for Microfinance Institutions

> Posted by Lynn Exton, Managing Partner, Exton & Partners Risk, Governance & Analytics LLP

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With the benefits of digital financial services (DFS) for enhancing financial inclusion now widely accepted, many microfinance institutions (MFIs) have or are planning to add new digital products to their delivery channels. 659 more words

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The Political Economy of Financial Inclusion Policy

> Posted by Elisabeth Rhyne, Managing Director, CFI

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The CFI’s Financial Inclusion 2020 project team has been talking to the experts lately to get their views on the main recommendations that came out of our… 665 more words

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Where is Microfinance Heading and Are Partnerships the Answer?

> Posted by Tyler Owens, CFI Staff

The current era of financial services for the poor is marked by the growth of high-tech delivery mechanisms, innovative start-ups, new socially responsible investing models, and more traditional banks growing their portfolios of base-of-the-pyramid clients. 654 more words

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