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Digital Finance and Women’s Economic Empowerment: Possibilities and Pitfalls

More evidence on digital financial services and women's economic empowerment is needed to understand impact and eliminate the risk of worsening gender inequality.

By Rachel Heath + 2 more
Dec 08, 2020

Questions for EIB Group: DFIs, Financial Inclusion and the COVID-19 Response

CFI recently spoke with the European Investment Bank Group about priorities during the pandemic, risks, instruments deployed, and what the inclusive finance community can do to support the organization's priorities. This is the fourth in an occasional series of interviews with professionals from development finance institutions, international financial institutions, and donor agencies supporting inclusive finance during these challenging times.

By Cristina Dumitrescu & Olivier Edelman
Dec 03, 2020

How Consumer Protection Has Driven Maha’s COVID-19 Response

Unprecedented times bring unprecedented challenges, and we have all been working to balance the interests of all stakeholders since the onset of the pandemic.

By Pallavi Hariharan + 2 more
Nov 12, 2020

Lending For Water and Sanitation During COVID-19

Further interest in WASH loans from financial institutions may surface due to the pandemic.

By Jessica Jacobson
Nov 05, 2020

What Is the Future of Microfinance? Q and A with Paul DiLeo

The maturity of microfinance brings us to a unique inflection point. “The Future of Microfinance” coeditor Paul DiLeo analyzes the past and present, and shares his hopes for the sector.

By Paul DiLeo + 2 more
Oct 29, 2020

There’s (Not) an App for That: Taking a Hard Look at the “App-ification” of Migration

Should the international development and humanitarian communities bother with niche tech solutions for migrant financial inclusion? An app you might use every day gives us a hint.

By Kim Wilson & Madison Chapman
Oct 27, 2020

Financial Authorities’ Tools Must Evolve to Catch Up with “Digital Multinationals”

The movement of big tech into financial services calls for a digital transformation of financial authorities, new SupTech tools, and open data commons.

By Simone di Castri
Oct 22, 2020

Financial Inclusion Week and My Emoji Roller Coaster Ride

Grateful, curious, tempted, connected, tired, sad, and inspired: Mayada El-Zoghbi reflects on all the emotions from an exciting Financial Inclusion Week 2020.

By Mayada El-Zoghbi
Oct 19, 2020

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