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Working to Promote Food Security in Burkina Faso

Claire Lossiané of YIKRI, winner of the 2023 European Microfinance Award, reflects on the MFI’s programs to combat malnutrition.
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India’s Digital Divide Threatens the Progress of Financial Inclusion

There are three key challenges that need to be addressed to fulfill the promise of India's much-lauded digital public infrastructure, as mobile phones and internet access remain inaccessible for a significant segment of the population.
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Microfinance in Gaza Will Play a Crucial Role in the Post-Conflict Economic Recovery

When the war ends in the Gaza Strip, the support of the international community will be key to help Gazans recover.
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Can Smartphone-Supported Behavioral Biometrics Advance Digital Financial Inclusion?

Behavioral biometrics, an emerging technology which uses AI and machine learning to examine behavioral patterns to authenticate users, presents the financial inclusion sector with exciting opportunities as well as challenges.
FinDev Interview

Resetting the Mindset Toward Investing in African Women Entrepreneurs

Eveline Tall, ambassador for AFAWA (Affirmative Finance Action for Women in Africa), shares why this initiative is necessary and how they are working to reduce the regional gender gap in financing.
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Beyond Green Finance: Client-Centric Strategies for Climate Adaptation and Resilience

There has never been a better moment in history to identify climate adaptation solutions and make the much-needed transition towards regenerative economic systems. Here are five key steps for financial service providers.
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Beyond “The Poor”: Using Empowering Narratives to Advance the Impacts of Aid

Three reasons why the development community should lead the shift away from using language that emphasizes people’s deficits, and model how we can do better.
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Growing Climate Risk in Africa: How Can Financial Inclusion Help?

Advans Ghana shares three steps FSPs should take to support the small businesses and farmers who are increasingly impacted by extreme climate events.
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Responsible Equity Exits: Lessons From Cambodia

What can impact investors learn from Taylor Swift? Ensure their investments end up in good hands when it's time to sell.
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Strange Bedfellows? Why Fintechs and MFIs Are Actually the Perfect Match

More than a decade of successful MFI-fintech partnerships have proven that the two can be much more than "frenemies." Here are seven success factors for great partnerships.