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A Call to Action | Why We Exist

An estimated 4 billion people, over half of the world’s population, are unable to access financial services or the digital economy due to the constraints traditional financial systems and their regulators place around identity. 252 more words


The Case for Financial Regulators to Take an Active Interest in National Identity Strategies

David Porteous and Rajesh Bansal

In his recent CGD Policy Paper on Balancing Financial Integrity with Financial Inclusion, Alan Gelb recommends that financial regulators should engage more with national identification efforts. 1,163 more words

General Financial Inclusion

Account Ownership in AFI Member Countries Reveals Some Surprises

Nimal Fernando

Account ownership is widely recognized as a first step toward financial inclusion. The Global Findex defines account ownership as “having an account either at a financial institution or through a mobile money provider.” Levels of account ownership vary across AFI member countries, and after digging into data on 70 of these countries, I uncovered some exciting facts behind these differences. 426 more words

General Financial Inclusion

Mobile Financial Services and MSMEs: Part 1

Ricardo Estrada and Claire Scharwatt

What are the benefits of encouraging the use of mobile financial services among MSMEs?

This article is the first of a series of two blog posts looking at the issue of driving the uptake of mobile financial services among MSMEs. 1,478 more words

Digital Financial Services

Q&A with New AMPI Chair BoM Governor Gove

Efoé Koudadjey

The Governor of the Bank of Mozambique, Mr. Ernesto Gouveia Gove, was elected in February 2016 as the new Chair of the African Mobile Phone Financial Services Policy Initiative (AMPI) for the period 2016-2018. 1,444 more words

Digital Financial Services