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16 January 2018
Drum maker in Bangladesh
Are digital finance supervisors in emerging markets ready to adapt the latest regulatory compliance technologies?
11 January 2018
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A busy train station platform in Tianjin, China
What's the secret to Alipay and WeChat Pay's success in mobile payments? Creating in-app universes of bundled services has played a big role by making mobile payments more useful to customers.
09 January 2018
Youth in Bhutan use a smartphone
CGAP CEO Greta Bull explores how large platform players like Google, Facebook and Ant Financial are likely to shape financial inclusion in 2018.
04 January 2018
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Today’s technology has made it possible for supervisors to collect massive amounts of granular data from financial services providers – but should they? Yes, but only if they automate data collection.
12 December 2017
Registered nurse vaccinates a child for polio in Beirut, Lebanon
Digital finance is just beginning to realize its potential in the health care sector. Take a look at some early examples of how digital financial services are contributing to the goal of universal health coverage.
07 December 2017
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Woman drinking safe water
Digitized water credit can help poor families overcome the often high upfront costs of connecting to safe water and sanitation systems, helping them to lead healthier lives.
30 November 2017
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QR codes last year facilitated $2.5 trillion in retail payments in China, and their use is gaining momentum in countries like India. But how do they work? And what is their potential to increase financial inclusion?
28 November 2017
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Averaging $0.40 a day, pay-as-you-go solar energy is affordable for many people — but not everyone. We looked at the costs and benefits of several tactics providers have used to make solar affordable for low-income households.
22 November 2017
Elderly man in Burkina Faso
Regulations in the West African Economic and Monetary Union have enabled mobile money providers to double their agent networks since 2014, while restricting banks and microfinance institutions. Better regulations would create a level playing field and expand financial inclusion.
20 November 2017
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Farmer motorcycles down dirt road in rural Mozambique
Payment schemes like Visa and Mastercard emerged from banks agreeing to the terms needed to safely and efficiently exchange payments. What rules should digital payments providers follow?

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