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FinDev Interview

What the Pandemic Taught Us About Savings

Muktinath Bikas Bank offers eight different savings products, specially designed for rural and low-income people in Nepal. The 2020 European Microfinance Award winner shares their experience with savings from before and during the pandemic.
FinDev Blog

Catalyzing Women's Bank Account Use Through COVID-19 Relief

Women's World Banking partnered with a major public sector bank in India to see what effect the government's COVID-19 payments had on women's account activity. 
FinDev Blog

Women As Changemakers Improve Access to Water and Sanitation

How does women’s participation in household investment decisions accelerate access to quality water and sanitation services?
FinDev Blog

Freedom on Wheels – A Ride to Economic Empowerment

How motorcycle loans could help women banking agents in India bring financial inclusion to remote and vulnerable populations.
FinDev Blog

Will the Pandemic Exacerbate or Mitigate the Digital Gender Gap?

COVID-19’s disproportionate impact on women must be urgently addressed through the provision of digital financial literacy and access.
FinDev Blog

Can Cash Transfers to Digital Wallets Be a Lifeline During the Pandemic?

BRAC's experience in Bangladesh shows how digital wallets can act as a tool to include low-income households, especially women, in the financial system.
FinDev Blog

Can Lenders Also Sell Insurance and Investment Products?

How to ensure the sale of appropriate non-credit products to microcredit customers
FinDev Guide

COVID-19 FinDev Weekly Update #2

A roundup of the most relevant coronavirus-related news, resources and events from the past week, carefully curated by FinDev editors for the microfinance and financial inclusion community.
FinDev Blog

Who Bears the Risk in Fintech?

The excitement around fintech in India is palpable. Many see it as a market-led solution to the policy objective of financial inclusion. Fintech regulation must therefore be designed carefully to prevent and mitigate risks while also preserving the potential for financial inclusion. 
FinDev Blog

A New Financial Syntax for Illiterate and Low-literate People

Digital solutions that work well for literate people often fail to support inclusion among the estimated one billion adults worldwide who cannot read or write. My Oral Village is building on oral approaches to money management to broaden digital financial inclusion in Pakistan.