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14 November 2017
Senegalese business woman
Interoperability makes it possible for customers to transact freely without compatibility issues, but its benefits don't end there. Here are three ways interoperability can advance financial inclusion.
09 November 2017
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Man behind counter in Kenya
In Kenya, where nearly everyone knows about mobile money and a majority live within walking distance of an agent, why do nearly 2 in 10 adults lack access to formal financial services? And what can be done to reach them?
07 November 2017
Research in Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Kenya and Tanzania reveals some of the top reasons pay-as-you-go solar borrowers stop repaying their loans.
01 November 2017
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A merchant sells tea
Payments providers in emerging markets could earn billions if more merchants start accepting digital payments. But what are the opportunities for poor customers?
30 October 2017
Camel trader in India
Just how far could regulatory sandboxes go toward spurring financial innovations in low-income countries?
26 October 2017
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Children use a computer in rural India
The Equifax data breach that exposed 145 million people's personal information holds two big lessons for developing countries: avoid centralized databases and let consumers control their own data.
24 October 2017
Payments providers can grow revenues by allowing third-parties to create apps that leverage digital payment platforms, but the potential for reward comes with risk. Taking a "maturity model" approach can help providers avoid common pitfalls.
19 October 2017
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A Fenix customer repays their solar home system loan using mobile money.
Pay-as-you-go solar lenders have developed a uniquely flexible financial product that benefits low-income customers with erratic incomes.
16 October 2017
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Smallholder in Uganda receives cash payment
From hurling sacks of money out of planes to transporting cash in armored cars, the methods used to pay farmers in Uganda can be unsafe and inefficient. So why haven't digital payments taken off?
11 October 2017
A newly recruited MyAgro vendor (agent)
Using mobile technology to empower agents to do more than collect payments, a Senegalese agridealer grew sales, cut costs and made its customers happier.

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