The archetypal story of Grace and Emmanuel helps illustrate these restrictive norms interacting with economic livelihoods at the household level.
We’re by no means out of the woods, according to key takeaways from longitudinal research of microfinance clients in Lagos.
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Recent interviews with low and middle-income men and women suggest women see data use violations far differently than men do, and that DFS providers should take this into account.
Capacity needs to be much more of a factor in high-tech decision-making about who gets a loan. How can this be done?
Winners will have access to support tools, enhanced networks, and will be recognized as trailblazers in inclusive fintech.
Exploring the challenges and tradeoffs of using sensitive attribute data for detecting discrimination in the context of evolving data protection norms and regulations
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?
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.