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17 April 2018
QR codes in China
China will soon require payments providers, including Alipay and WeChat Pay, to connect to a public online payments clearinghouse. Here’s what we know so far about how this institution will work and what it could mean for mobile payments.
11 April 2018
Fishermen use a mobile app to locate fish in Indonesia
Smartphone penetration of 80 percent and low bank account access suggest that digital financial services will take off in Myanmar. China’s experience may offer clues about how and when this will happen.
09 April 2018
Microfinance has a relatively good record of serving the poor in a socially responsible way. But it must adapt to continue serving those customers in the digital age, argues CGAP CEO Greta Bull.
04 April 2018
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Kenya's pricing transparency rules have made customers more aware of the costs of using certain digital financial services, according to a new CGAP survey.
29 March 2018
Maize harvesting in Tanzania
New CGAP partnerships test large agribusinesses' potential to bring financial services to millions of rural farmers.
27 March 2018
A family uses a mobile phone in India
Just like customers themselves, providers deeply value the protection and security of the customer data they hold. They just have different reasons.
22 March 2018
FinScope consumer data shows how people experience social exclusion differently and points to groups that are especially excluded, including farmers, women and youth.
20 March 2018
Funding for financial inclusion in Africa has reached $4.7 billion, up 270 percent over the past several years. So which countries are getting the most funding? And are these investments making a difference?
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15 March 2018
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An agent uses a tablet to show smallholders in Kenya a video about asset-backed borrowing
It's been five years since Kenya launched its first digital credit solution. A new CGAP survey shows that one in four Kenyans has taken a digital loan, mostly for working capital and day-to-day consumption.
12 March 2018
A Ugandan smallholder walks along a dirt road with her bike.
Agricultural lending remains a frontier area even as the alternative lending space fills up with new players. Here are some early insights from CGAP's work on alternative credit scoring for smallholder farmers in Uganda.

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