Practical Insights on Financial inclusion

Apply Now: $37,000 for Your African Financial Technology Innovation

Apply Now: $37,000 for Your African Financial Technology Innovation

Published on: Aug 30 2021 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Digital financial services are contributing to financial inclusion for Africans – almost 40% of the world’s population. The rapid spread of mobile money...
Apply Now: $20,000 for African Blockchain Financial Solutions

Apply Now: $20,000 for African Blockchain Financial Solutions

Published on: Aug 02 2021 by Wayan Vota - 7 Comments
Access to financial services will play a critical role in economic growth and poverty reduction for the 1.2 billion people live on the African continent. The World...
Apply Now! $50,000 for Women’s Economic Empowerment Research

Apply Now! $50,000 for Women’s Economic Empowerment Research

Published on: May 09 2021 by Wayan Vota - 14 Comments
Financial inclusion has an impact on many aspects of the lives of poor and marginalized people. It helps them smooth consumption and absorb financial shocks and...
Apply Now: $130,000 FinTech Innovation Startup Funding from VISA

Apply Now: $130,000 FinTech Innovation Startup Funding from VISA

Published on: Mar 15 2021 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
Innovation in digital financial services is allowing Africans to move up the “financial services value chain.” From mobile money payments, customers in sub-Saharan...
4 Ways Public Development Banks Can Digitize Their Financing Solutions

4 Ways Public Development Banks Can Digitize Their Financing Solutions

Published on: Mar 04 2021 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 4 Ways Public Development Banks Can Digitize Their Financing Solutions
Public Development Banks (PDB) exist in most countries. They play a critical role in financing economic activities that private sector commercial banks are unwilling...
Apply Now: $850,000 for Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion Research

Apply Now: $850,000 for Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion Research

Published on: Nov 02 2020 by Wayan Vota - 4 Comments
Internet access and information and communication technologies create new opportunities for digital financial services that increase financial inclusion. Yet 1.7...
Why Do Women Suffer Gender Gaps in COVID-19 Digital Payments?

Why Do Women Suffer Gender Gaps in COVID-19 Digital Payments?

Published on: Oct 28 2020 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Why Do Women Suffer Gender Gaps in COVID-19 Digital Payments?
The digitization of cash transfers has emerged as an attractive policy solution for countries seeking to expand social assistance to alleviate the economic hardships...
3 Ways Aadhaar Data Reinforce Existing Digital Inequalities in India

3 Ways Aadhaar Data Reinforce Existing Digital Inequalities in India

Published on: Oct 22 2020 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Digital identity as a tool of governance promises the inclusion of the marginalised and undocumented populations. There are major efforts globally under programs...
8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA

8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA

Published on: Jul 22 2020 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on 8 Lessons Learned Making Digital Finance Work for Women in MENA
Despite progress over the past few years, the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region still has the largest gender gap in terms of women’s economic participation...
How Inclusive Digital Financial Services Accelerate the Journey to Self-Reliance

How Inclusive Digital Financial Services Accelerate the Journey to Self-Reliance

Published on: Apr 17 2019 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Inclusive Digital Financial Services Accelerate the Journey to Self-Reliance
On April 19th, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) will be hosting its first ever Digital Financial Inclusion for Development Forum (DFI4D), where...