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Productivity and Financial Inclusion: A Response to the Economic Slowdown | EconoMonitor

Productivity and Financial Inclusion: A Response to the Economic Slowdown | EconoMonitor | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
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Mobile Money and Honduras’ Financial Inclusion Landscape

Mobile Money and Honduras’ Financial Inclusion Landscape | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it

> Posted by Hannah Sherman, Project Associate, CFI In recent years mobile technology has played an increasingly important role in improving financial inclusion. And though Africa gets all the pr...

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Regional Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion

Regional Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it

International funding for financial inclusion varies greatly across regions.

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The Exciting Promise of Digital Payments in Peru | NextBillion

The Exciting Promise of Digital Payments in Peru | NextBillion | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it

Peru’s pursuit of financial inclusion has set a standard, helping the country capture the top ranking in The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Microscope for the past eight years.

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Most of the world still dependent on cash

Most of the world still dependent on cash | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it

Barrier to financial inclusion for world's 2bn unbanked

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INFOGRAPHIC: Financial Inclusion for East Africa

INFOGRAPHIC: Financial Inclusion for East Africa | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
The building blocks necessary for financial inclusion are present in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda where digital payments innovations are occurring as we speak. As such, MasterCard opened a Financial Inclusion lab in Africa.
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Financial Inclusion: From Margins To Mainstream

Financial Inclusion: From Margins To Mainstream | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Hundreds of millions of the world’s citizens today lack opportunities to join the financial services mainstream.
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Gates Foundation Awards $11 Million for Financial Inclusion in Africa

Gates Foundation Awards $11 Million for Financial Inclusion in Africa | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
MasterCard Labs for Financial Inclusion will generate ideas for financial services that enable people living in poverty to invest in their future and build financial stability....
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The Human Side of Inclusion - The MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth

The Human Side of Inclusion - The MasterCard Center for Inclusive Growth | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Author: Fabio Sergio, Vice President of Creative, frog Technology—especially mobile technology—continues to offer unprecedented opportunities to improve pressing social issues in both developed and emerging economies.
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India makes financial world record as millions open new bank accounts

India makes financial world record as millions open new bank accounts | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
The Indian government has made a big piece of financial history after it was confirmed today that its financial inclusion campaign has set a new record for the most bank accounts opened in one week.
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Policymakers emphasize financial inclusion as key to inclusive, sustainable growth in emerging nations

Policymakers emphasize financial inclusion as key to inclusive, sustainable growth in emerging nations | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Financial policymaking and regulation in many developing and emerging countries is increasingly emphasizing the importance of policy efforts to promote financial inclusion as a main driver of inclusive and sustainable growth.

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Responsible Investors Needed in Weak Microfinance Markets - Forbes

Responsible Investors Needed in Weak Microfinance Markets - Forbes | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Four years have passed since the launch of the Principles for Investors in Inclusive Finance, a compact signed by 40 global investors in the Netherlands.
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How the Spread of Smartphones will Open up New Ways of Improving Financial Inclusion

How the Spread of Smartphones will Open up New Ways of Improving Financial Inclusion | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
It’s easy to imagine a future in a decade or less when most people will have a smartphone.
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Pakistan launches ‘Universal Financial Access Initiative’ to accelerate financial inclusion

Pakistan launches ‘Universal Financial Access Initiative’ to accelerate financial inclusion | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it

KARACHI: State Bank of Pakistan (SBP), together with the World Bank and the United Nations launched the “Universal Financial Access Initiative”, today, in order to secure public and private sector commitments to achieve universal...

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Mobile Financial Services Blog - Why Bill Gates Is Investing In Mobility To Better Serving The Poor - Financial Inclusion - Ericsson

Mobile Financial Services Blog - Why Bill Gates Is Investing In Mobility To Better Serving The Poor - Financial Inclusion - Ericsson | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it

The Ericsson Mobile Financial Services blog for all things mobile commerce.

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Making Financial Inclusion a Reality for the Unbanked | EconoMonitor

Making Financial Inclusion a Reality for the Unbanked | EconoMonitor | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it

photo: Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Financial inclusion and the fight against poverty Ravallion (2015) illustrates how mainstream thinking on poverty has changed over the last 200 years: from considering poverty as inevitable or even...

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How having a bank account makes you happier

How having a bank account makes you happier | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it

Financial inclusion has a major impact on happiness, shows a new study by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Harnessing the power of microfinance to bring financing to those most vulnerable - Hablemos de cambio climático

Harnessing the power of microfinance to bring financing to those most vulnerable - Hablemos de cambio climático | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Low-income communities in Latin America and the Caribbean do not have broad access to clean energy and energy efficient technologies; they are also disproportionately affected by the effects of climate change.
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Banking the Unbanked: How Mobile Wallets Can Become a Tool for Financial Inclusion

Banking the Unbanked: How Mobile Wallets Can Become a Tool for Financial Inclusion | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
New RBI guidelines for Payment Banks could help a wide section of people - by bringing banking to the remote parts of India, and helping us move beyond cash.
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Why financial inclusion matters

Why financial inclusion matters | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Across whole regions of the globe, the very basics of banking -- like an ATM withdrawal -- are not a given.
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Five Lessons for Building Savings in Latin American Microfinance

Five Lessons for Building Savings in Latin American Microfinance | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
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It is not a secret that, in Latin America, we are behind in terms of savings culture. Too few microfinance institutions offer savings.
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Can India Achieve Universal Digital Financial Inclusion?

Can India Achieve Universal Digital Financial Inclusion? | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
India's Prime Minister has launched an ambitious financial inclusion program aimed at reaching 75 million people with bank accounts and subsequently government transfers, insurance, pensions and credit.
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Digital Currencies and Financial Inclusion: Revisited - AllAfrica.com

Digital Currencies and Financial Inclusion: Revisited - AllAfrica.com | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
When CGAP published its Brief on Bitcoin versus Electronic Money in January of this year, we concluded: “The current realities of Bitcoin mean it is still a long way off from reaching the unbanked.” It seemed that digital currencies such as Bitcoin...
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Beyond Wall Street: the encouraging growth of new financial models

Beyond Wall Street: the encouraging growth of new financial models | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it
Where mainstream finance is failing local economies, circular economy schemes from local currencies to crowdfunding are appearing, says Rosalinda Sanquiche
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Helen Clark: Speech at Press briefing to announce the launch of a Financial Inclusion Support Facility offering grants for the development of new financial inclusion products | UNDP

Helen Clark: Speech at Press briefing to announce the launch of a Financial Inclusion Support Facility offering grants for the development of new financial inclusion products | UNDP | Advancing Financial Inclusion | Scoop.it

31 Aug 2014

Sunday, 31 August, 2014 from 4:30-5:30pm

Tanoa Hotel, Apia: Press Briefing

 

...I am delighted to be able to officially announce today that this Support Facility has an initial amount of US$5 million dollars which is available to support eligible private and public sector organizations that can contribute to PFIP’s mission of reaching one million low-income Pacific households by developing and offering new and affordable financial services products to Pacific Islanders...


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