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November 2017

Building a better compass: creating financial inclusion measures that are allied with people and their well-being, Part 2

The last blog in this series argued that using formal account access as the primary yardstick for progress in financial inclusion is a poor navigational tool for stakeholders working to strengthen the link between financial systems and the well-being of populations.  Rather than starting from a definition of financial inclusion that is focused on service […]

Blogs
November 2017

Building a better compass: creating financial inclusion measures that are allied with people and their well-being, Part 1

Open a report on – or read the mandate of an organization working in – financial inclusion and chances are that in the introductory paragraph you’ll read a variation of a single sentence that motivates the whole endeavor: “Worldwide, more than 2 billion adults do not have access to an account at a formal financial […]

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September 2017

Unlocking fintech innovation with domestic capital

In May 2017, I had the honour of being on a fascinating Euromoney panel about expanding the digital financial ecosystem[1]. One of the many topics that we discussed was the dearth of debt financing available for fintechs and start-ups limiting the potential for scale. The conversation turned to this topic when Daniel Szlapak from Branch, […]