Matteo Chiampo

Matteo has extensive experience in digital financial services and early stage entrepreneurship across South and East Asia. In his current role with CGAP, he works on initiatives to increase usage of digital payments in Bangladesh and Myanmar. Before CGAP, Matteo led the start-up phase of Wave Money in Myanmar and served as COO of Eko India Financial Services, where he led the company’s growth from an idea in 2007 to serving more than 4 million customers transacting $500 million yearly. Matteo is a board member, advisor, and investor with several start-ups.

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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?

QR Codes and Financial Inclusion: Reasons for Optimism

QR codes are gaining traction in China as a way to make digital payments, but will they catch on in other countries?

Inside QR Codes: How Black & White Dots Simplify Digital Payments

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?