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Women and Financial Inclusion: What More Can We Do to Address the Systemic Barriers Women Face?

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.

Topic Underserved Groups
By Danielle Piskadlo
Mar 08, 2019

Oral Users and Digital Payments: Can Existing Interfaces be Adapted?

A lack of formal numeracy shouldn't preclude access to digital financial services.

Topic Human Centered Design
By Abhishek Gupta & Brett Hudson Matthews
Feb 28, 2019

Help Us Shape Standards for Responsible Digital Lending

The public comment period has begun for the Smart Campaign's provisional Client Protection Standards for Digital Credit.

Topic Consumer Protection
By Alex Taylor
Feb 11, 2019

Good Intentions, Bad Security: Podcast Episode Delves Into CFI Research on Data Security in Digital Finance

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.”

Topic Digital Financial Services +2 more
By Eric Hathaway
Feb 07, 2019

Digital Standards and Nascent Business Models: Smart Campaign Reacts to The Global Microscope

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.

Topic Consumer Protection +3 more
By Isabelle Barrès
Feb 04, 2019

App-Based Lender Weighs in on Standards for Responsible Digital Credit

Tala leaders speak with the Smart Campaign about their contributions toward digital credit standards that protect consumers.

Topic Responsible Digital Finance
By Alex Taylor + 2 more
Jan 31, 2019

The Future of Impact Investing: CFI’s Take on Dueling Views

Deborah Drake, VP of the Investing in Inclusive Finance Program at CFI, jumps into the debate about impact investing and returns.

Topic Responsible Investing +3 more
By Deborah Drake
Jan 28, 2019

Change Management Inside Financial Service Providers: Takeaways from a Funder Partnering with African FSPs

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.

Topic Saving +3 more
By Constantin Albot
Jan 23, 2019
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