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March 2018

Design that can be understood by almost everyone: the case of IKEA and seed insurance

“…fintech innovations need to be more inclusive, easier to use, and designers should work harder to provide greater consumer protection and empowerment.” Nathan Were, FINCA Canada from “Do Financial-Sector Innovations Improve the Lives of Poor People?” “We must continue building on these platforms to help lift people out of poverty. But as we do this, […]

Blogs
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 […]