A conversation with Sonja Kelly of Women’s World Banking and Alex Rizzi of CFI on why algorithmic bias is an important and timely topic.
MSME owners in Lagos that experienced a climate shock in the past five years are having a harder time recovering from COVID-19 than peers who never experienced a climate shock.
While digital financial services are not a silver bullet for financial inclusion, financial capability must grow digitally. Here's how to get there.
The organization’s chief operating and marketing officers discuss measures taken and lessons learned during the global crisis.
Social transfer payments were among the triggers of explosive mobile money growth last year. What measures do we need to take to support vulnerable consumers going forward?
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Since it was unveiled nine years ago, the strategy has run into hurdles. This post details them and offers recommendations.
A more tailored approach is needed. But how?
Policymakers and financial service providers (FSPs) nevertheless must act to bolster the recovery and decrease vulnerability.
The CFI Advisory Council member and MetLife Foundation leader also comments on CFI’s new strategic pillars for financial inclusion.
The financial services industry, governments, and civil society should collaborate to expand social protection schemes to ensure coverage for women working in the informal sector. This will help reverse the unequal burden of poverty on women.
This is the first in a series of blog posts that explores the endless-data era’s impacts on financial inclusion.
New “bankability” metrics, which incorporate robust sector data and research, aim to further understand how to close the estimated $65 billion financing gap in Sub-Saharan Africa.
We must see women as part of a larger ecosystem that impacts their opportunities to learn, apply the information, and make economic decisions for themselves and their families.
The founder and CEO of the Financial Health Network discusses COVID’s impact on communities of color, Financial Health Network’s projects for 2021, and her take on CFI’s strategic priorities.
With the pandemic restricting direct research, 2020 was a year of planning and preparing for a busy 2021 that will (if the pandemic abates) take Prof. Morduch and his collaborators from rural villages in South Asia to Compton, California – all with a view towards further deepening our understanding of the lives of the poor.
While similarities between the pandemic and the financial crisis a decade ago exist, the threats are now more external, which is one reason CFI is publishing an updated case study series: Weathering the Storm II.
Data, consumer protection, and women's financial inclusion were among the most read topics this year.