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?
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.
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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.
Exploratory research by academics at the University of Zurich indicates a troubling trend of exploitative apps -- buoyed by likely fake reviews -- promising access to cheap financial products during the pandemic.
What have we learned from the responses to COVID-19 undertaken around the world, and has inclusive finance risen to the occasion?
A new CFI policy brief details ways vulnerable beneficiaries were onboarded quickly and innovatively during the pandemic. Here’s a summary and a selection of examples from that brief.
More evidence on digital financial services and women's economic empowerment is needed to understand impact and eliminate the risk of worsening gender inequality.