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CFI’s Managing Director argues that financial inclusion has gone “mainstream” and highlights four trends symbolic of the shift.
Practical tools and guidance are needed more than ever to ensure no one gets left behind as the digitalization of financial services accelerates in the pandemic era.
Mitigation. Resilience. Adaptation. Transition. These four pathways provide a framework for understanding how inclusive finance can help low-income populations prepare for and respond to climate change while improving green outcomes.
CFI's Managing Director discusses the biggest trends in and challenges facing inclusive finance as Financial Inclusion Week returns for its 7th iteration.
What will it take for financial services to catalyze women’s economic empowerment? Making financial services and policy environments less inhibiting to discriminatory norms is a good place to start.
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.
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.