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Telling a Human Story of Tech in Agent Networks

Jacqueline Foelster gives a behind-the-scenes look at a recent CFI report she co-authored, and explains why the human angle is so important.

By Jacqueline Foelster
Aug 28, 2019

What an Apprenticeship System May Reveal About the Financial Health of Small Business Owners in Nigeria

Research shows how small business owners hone their financial capability as they build job skills.

By Jacqueline Foelster
Aug 22, 2019

Counting More than Accounts: What Can Frequency of Transactions Tell Us About Financial Inclusion?

Analyzing frequency of usage gives insight2impact an indication of how populations are (or aren’t) switching to digital channels for transacting.

By Isabelle Carboni
Aug 20, 2019

Alex Counts: “Winners Take All” Is Forceful and Unexpectedly Balanced, but Lacking

The CFI Advisory Council member summarizes Anand Giridharadas’s key points and reflects on his non-profit leadership experience.

By Alex Counts
Aug 14, 2019

Sub-Saharan Africa Mobile Money: Diverse Use Cases, Enabling Environment Boost Adoption

"Payments as a platform" will also aid in empowering millions in the region to maximize income generation opportunities, according to the GSMA.

By Nika Naghavi
Aug 12, 2019

Financial Inclusion: For What?

Why we chose the 2019 theme "Financial Inclusion: For What?" and its four guiding answers

By Eric Noggle
Aug 07, 2019

Building Innovation: APIs, Fintechs and Financial Institutions

Don’t know much about APIs? CFI Research Fellow Dan Kleinbaum describes them—including their main delivery types—and their potential for helping institutions reach the underserved.

By Dan Kleinbaum
Aug 04, 2019

Consumer Protection in a Digital Age

The Smart Campaign launches new standards and guidance for digital financial service providers.

By Elisabeth Rhyne
Jul 16, 2019

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