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What’s in a Score? Reconciling Financial Access and Usage With the Microscope Rankings

Using an index to score complex policy and regulatory environments has its pluses and minuses.

By Mayada El-Zoghbi
Nov 12, 2019

New Handbook Addresses Demand for Practical Legal Resources About Consumer Protection in a Digital World

The Handbook on Consumer Protection for Inclusive Finance fills a void created by legal and regulatory shortcomings, inconsistent oversight, competing or overlapping regulatory mandates, and the inability or lack of enforcement.

By Jessica Galimberti
Nov 05, 2019

These Ideas Must Die: Notions Impeding Financial Inclusion Progress

During this time of asking what financial inclusion is for, Bobbi Gray of Grameen Foundation offers 3 notions that should be put out to pasture.

By Bobbi Gray
Oct 25, 2019

Focusing on the Underserved, Serving the Bottom Line: a Q & A With Monica Brand Engel

The world’s capital markets are the one resource that’s plentiful enough to tackle global poverty, writes the Quona Capital Co-founder and Partner.

By Monica Brand Engel
Oct 24, 2019

How Alternative Credit Scoring Can Work for the Unbanked...and the Bottom Line

Credit scoring is critical to modern finance, and we can put it to work -- profitably -- to support the underserved.

By Islam Zekry
Oct 24, 2019

How to Include Refugee Entrepreneurs in Microfinance

Four tips for financial service providers serving refugees

By Micol Pistelli
Oct 23, 2019

Standing in the Sun: Human Rights Abuses in the Name of Financial Inclusion

Human rights abuses by payment service providers need to come to an end in order for financial inclusion to further equity.

By Sarina Kidd & Sarah Langhan
Oct 23, 2019

The Promise of Digital Financial Coaching for Women Entrepreneurs in the U.S.

Women entrepreneurs appear more likely to take advantage of digital resources than their male counterparts, which makes them ideal beneficiaries of digital interventions.

By Lauren Rosenbaum
Oct 22, 2019

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