Joep Roest

Senior Financial Sector Specialist

Joep Roest is based in Singapore and represents CGAP in East Asia and the Pacific, particularly Myanmar, Bangladesh, Indonesia and China.

Before joining CGAP, Mr. Roest helped establish Wing mobile money in Cambodia. He later moved to Papua New Guinea to work on UNCDF’s mobile money project spanning the South Pacific. He spent four years as a member of Queen Máxima’s team at the United Nations.

By Joep Roest

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Should Digital Financial Services Providers Prioritize Open APIs?

Do open APIs make sense for your company? Which ones? Following these five steps can help you get your API strategy off the ground.
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Building Open APIs for Digital Finance? Think Sprints, Not Marathon

Digital financial services providers are finding that traditional software development approaches aren't ideal for opening APIs. Here's a better solution.
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How Bangladesh Digitized Education Aid for 10 Million Families

In just months, Bangladesh digitized financial aid payments for education to millions of families. What can other countries learn from this rapid transition to digital payments?
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2017 Global Findex: Behind the Numbers on Bangladesh

Bangladesh has made great strides toward financial inclusion, but many challenges remain -- including one of the largest gender gaps in the world.
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2017 Global Findex: Behind the Numbers on Rural China

What does (and doesn't) the latest Findex tell us about China's urban-rural divide in financial inclusion?