The proliferation of rogue mobile money agents selling black market SIM cards in the Democratic Republic of Congo bogs down provision of high-quality financial services.
To avoid getting swept away in the ocean of issues, those at the crossroads of international development and finance need to pursue actionable, evergreen standards toward data protection and rights.
There are a few reasons why a new universal basic income pilot in Stockton, California, is different.
We must identify underlying causes of gendered financial exclusion to improve financial services for women.
This International Women’s Day, CFI’s Danielle Piskadlo reflects on structural barriers to financial inclusion gender equality, and how digital needs to be more intentional.
A lack of formal numeracy shouldn't preclude access to digital financial services.
The public comment period has begun for the Smart Campaign's provisional Client Protection Standards for Digital Credit.
CFI Research Fellow Patrick Traynor and Research Manager Pablo Anton-Diaz discuss findings of "Digital Finance and Data Security" with Eric Hathaway of “The Finance Frontier.”
Isabelle Barrès, Director of the Smart Campaign, reflects on the findings from the Economist Intelligence Unit’s report on the enabling environment for financial inclusion.
Tala leaders speak with the Smart Campaign about their contributions toward digital credit standards that protect consumers.
Deborah Drake, VP of the Investing in Inclusive Finance Program at CFI, jumps into the debate about impact investing and returns.
Constantin Albot from the Savings at the Frontier program discusses a collaboration whose goal is to "close the gap" between formal and informal savings mechanisms.
As virtuous as we try to be with money, we should embrace our indulgent side.
We need to open this box so we can understand harms consumers actually experience as a result of poorly protected data.
From institution-centered to user-centered design for financial service providers
This post, the first of two on pilot assessments for digital credit standards, features a Q & A with 4G Capital CEO Wayne Hennessy-Barrett.
Dan Kleinbaum and Larry Reed will deepen our understanding of key issues surrounding application programming interfaces and government-to-person payments.
Alex Rizzi, Senior Director of the Smart Campaign, shares insights on consumer protection measures in emerging markets with the Center for Effective Global Action's Digital Credit Observatory.