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FinDev Blog

Who Do You Trust? Building a “TrustScore” for Savings Groups

DreamStart Labs explores how to incorporate member-driven assessments into credit scoring through their app.
FinDev Blog

The Path to Financial Inclusion Must Include Saving in Small Groups

The sector needs to transition from the idea that financial inclusion means borrowing (and sometimes saving) in a financial institution and give more power to informal savings through the millions of groups that already exist.
FinDev Blog

Digital Transformation: Who Is in the Driver's Seat?

The role of executive leadership is key for microfinance institutions to move successfully towards the digital future.
FinDev Blog

Agent Gender Matters… for Customers

The second blog in this two-part series on agent gender looks at evidence on the effectiveness of women agents in cash-in cash-out (CICO) networks for women's financial inclusion.
FinDev Blog

How Do Digital Remittances Contribute to Women’s Financial Health?

Results from a UNCDF survey make clear the need for more gender-smart and migrant-centric remittance products.
FinDev Blog

Food Insecurity Among Microfinance Clients

As food prices rise, data from the COVID-19 pandemic shows us which households will suffer the most, and what makes them vulnerable.
FinDev Blog

WhatsApp Helps Small Businesses Get Back on Their Feet After the Pandemic

Business support organizations in Brazil and Peru share how they used this digital tool to build entrepreneur communities and capacity.
FinDev Blog

Agent Gender Matters

While there is growing evidence of a positive relationship between cash-in cash-out (CICO) network quality and gender inclusiveness, there is still an ongoing debate about whether the gender of the agent matters for business performance and for women’s financial inclusion.
FinDev Blog

From Humanitarian Assistance to Economic Resilience in Yemen

CARE shares results and lessons from adapting their Village Savings & Loan Association (VSLA) model to crisis settings to help extend access to financial services to some of the most underserved communities in the world.
FinDev Guide

A Guide to Global Findex 2021: What You Need to Know

This FinDev guide highlights some of the most recent analytical pieces on the newly released Global Findex database 2021 and will continue to be updated as new publications become available.