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Indian Financial Inclusion during COVID and Recovery: Public Policy to the Rescue

This blog post is part of a series that highlights takeaways from a global workshop at Lehigh University, where leaders from the inclusive finance sector discussed the question of whether financial inclusion is more relevant than ever during the pandemic crisis. This blog post is extracted from a more detailed policy brief.

By Jennifer Isern & Alok Misra
Nov 30, 2022

ESG Frameworks: Risks or opportunities for financial institutions?

International ESG frameworks can be a source of both risk and opportunity for financial institutions, but many organizations have not yet engaged and often look to regulators or investors to lead and guide discussions.

By David Porteous & Jesse Fripp
Nov 23, 2022

Rebuilding After COVID: Financial Inclusion Across Asia

This blog post is part of a series that highlights takeaways from a global workshop at Lehigh University, where leaders from the inclusive finance sector discussed the question of whether financial inclusion is more relevant than ever during the pandemic crisis. This blog post is excerpted from a more detailed policy brief.

By Jennifer Isern + 4 more
Nov 22, 2022

Client-Centricity Leads the Way in Latin American Inclusive Finance Reponses to COVID-19

This blog post is part of a series that highlights takeaways from a global workshop at Lehigh University, where leaders from the inclusive finance sector discussed the question of whether financial inclusion is more relevant than ever during the pandemic crisis.

By Alex Silva
Nov 16, 2022

Does Financial Inclusion Boost Borrowers’ Resilience? Three Lessons from the Pandemic

This blog post shares research from Triple Jump’s assessment of how the pandemic affected borrowers, their businesses, and their capacity to service loans across five countries in Latin America and Southeast Asia.

By Till Bruckner
Nov 14, 2022

Climate Change and Rising Consumer Risks: The two go hand-in-hand

The intersection of consumer protection and climate is a relatively new area of research and brings together two of CFI’s key research themes. Exploring this intersection, CFI considers how we can contribute towards a new perspective on responsible finance that looks ahead to emerging challenges and the needs of customers.

By Howard Miller & Jayshree Venkatesan
Nov 09, 2022

Digitally Reshaping Inclusive Financial Services in the Wake of COVID-19

This blog post is part of a series that highlights takeaways from a global workshop at Lehigh University, where leaders from the inclusive finance sector discussed the question of whether financial inclusion is more relevant than ever during the pandemic crisis.

By Shannon Mudd & Todd A. Watkins
Nov 08, 2022

Slow-Motion Extinction? Or Can Impact Investors Reinvigorate Pro-Poor Financial Inclusion?

This blog post is the first of a series that highlights takeaways from a global workshop at Lehigh University, where leaders from the inclusive finance sector discussed the question of whether financial inclusion is more relevant than ever during the pandemic crisis.

By Paul DiLeo
Nov 01, 2022

Responsible Finance and its Role in Improving Financial Resilience and Well-Being

The Global Findex 2021 shows global gains in account ownership and usage, but more can be done to improve the financial resilience and well-being of adults in developing economies.

By Leora Klapper & Pia Roman Tayag
Oct 27, 2022

Volatile Times Call for Sustained Resolve

As we gear up for Financial Inclusion Week 2022, CFI's managing director shares what we should prepare for and how we can grow as a community to address today's challenges.

By Mayada El-Zoghbi
Oct 13, 2022

A Decade of Shared Learnings on Agriculture Finance: What Does the Data Tell Us?

Reflections on CSAF's 2022 State of the Sector report, highlighting 4 takeaways particularly relevant to the future of agriculture finance.

By Eda Dokle & Andrea Zinn
Aug 24, 2022

It Is the Best of Times, and the Worst of Times: India’s New Digital Lending Recommendations

Recommendations from the Reserve Bank of India are an encouraging first step to addressing consumer risks, but there are still gaps that need to be filled.

By Alexandra (Alex) Rizzi & Jayshree Venkatesan
Aug 11, 2022

Digital Credit Algorithms in India: Expanding Access or Cementing Exclusion?

CFI explores how automated decision-making tools for digital credit are playing out for one demographic in India: interstate migrants.

By Alexandra (Alex) Rizzi & Devina Srivastava
Aug 02, 2022

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