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Care Work During Crisis: Pandemic Unravels Fragile Gains in Gender Equality

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.

By Julia Arnold + 2 more
Mar 08, 2021

Rethinking Financial Inclusion at the Data Margins

This is the first in a series of blog posts that explores the endless-data era’s impacts on financial inclusion.

By Alex Kessler
Mar 04, 2021

The Challenge of Bringing Agri-SMEs and Lenders Closer Together

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.

By Eda Dokle
Feb 17, 2021

Revisiting Building Financial Capability with a Gender Lens

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.

By Julia Arnold
Feb 04, 2021

Breaking Silos and Challenging Inequities in America: An Interview with Jennifer Tescher

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.

By Garrett Jaso
Jan 20, 2021

Prof. Jonathan Morduch’s Four New Projects

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.

By Ezra Mannix
Jan 11, 2021

Preparing for the Long Tail of COVID’s Impact on Microfinance

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.

By Daniel Rozas
Jan 07, 2021

Top 10 CFI Blog Posts of 2020

Data, consumer protection, and women's financial inclusion were among the most read topics this year.

By Ezra Mannix
Dec 28, 2020

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