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26 June 2018
Woman on bicycle in Cote d'Ivoire
Mobile money is driving overall progress in financial inclusion in Côte d’Ivoire, but it’s also highlighting a digital divide that could leave excluded segments behind if not dealt with through smart policy.
21 June 2018
Mobile money account ownership tripled in Ghana from 2014 to 2017, making the country one of the fastest growing mobile money markets in Africa. How? Smart regulations played a key role.
06 June 2018
Chinese farmers
What does (and doesn't) the latest Findex tell us about China's urban-rural divide in financial inclusion?
29 May 2018
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Blockchain may be capable of expanding poor people's access to financial services, but does it work better than other existing technologies?
30 April 2018
Despite global progress toward universal access to financial services, the gender gap remains at 9 percentage points in developing countries. Here's a look at what the 2017 Global Findex tells us about women's access to financial services.
25 April 2018
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The latest Findex shows global progress on access to financial services, but it also illustrates challenges in reaching marginalized groups and increasing usage.
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.
09 January 2018
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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.
19 December 2017
Today, some 25 million Bangladeshis borrow from microfinance institutions. Financial diaries from central Bangladesh show how poor people are using their loans, from coping with emergencies to on-lending to others.
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?

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