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From March 20-24, the Microfinance Innovation Center for Resources and Alternatives (MICRA) held the 7th Academy for Microfinance Development in Asia (AMiDA) in Jogjakarta. The Academy provides international training for microfinance practitioners and policy makers in an effort to build local finance sectors’ institutional strength; help promote financial  access for low-income populations; and develop local economies. 884 more words


Mobile Money Myths

There are various misconceptions/myths about mobile money. The customers, agents, merchants, organizations and even mobile money providers have certain misconceptions. I believe as the owner of the business, MM provider need to first convince itself about the bright prospects of the mobile money business while carrying the spirit of financial inclusion and socioeconomic development. 1,686 more words

Mobile Financial Services

How Mobile and Biometric Technology is Advancing Financial Inclusion in the Democratic Republic of Congo

> Posted by Anna Koblanck, Communications Officer, International Finance Corporation

The Sakombi neighborhood in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, is not an area where traditional banks spend their marketing money. 286 more words

Center For Financial Inclusion

To End Extreme Poverty? Focus on Integrated Services

> Posted by Jeffrey Riecke, Communications Associate, CFI

Last week the Microcredit Summit Campaign released their 2014 State of the Campaign report, sharing insights and exemplary initiatives that support the global goal of resilience for all. 903 more words

Center For Financial Inclusion

Using data for digital financial inclusion policymaking in Pakistan

Klaus Prochaska

The dynamic development of branchless banking, most notably mobile financial services (MFS), has been a significant worldwide phenomenon. And no country in the world has made it simpler for the public to monitor developments than Pakistan by providing regular data and analysis, accomplished primarily through the State Bank of Pakistan’s (SBP)  642 more words

Digital Financial Services

Selling Sheep on Instagram and Sending Virtual Gifts to Karaoke Singers in the New Mobile Internet Economy

> Posted by Eric Zuehlke, Web and Communications Director, CFI 

Budding entrepreneurs, vendors, and everyday people in emerging economies are creating new ways of benefiting from the internet, using their own ingenuity in ways that go beyond the original intended use of many web-based platforms. 653 more words

Center For Financial Inclusion

Interoperability Agreement Signed Between Leading Tanzanian Mobile Money Providers

> Posted by Jeffrey Riecke, Communications Associate, CFI

Over 16 million mobile money customers in Tanzania are now connected to one another thanks to an interoperability agreement… 350 more words

Center For Financial Inclusion