European Microfinance Award 2018: Financial Inclusion Through Technology - Digital Pathways in Financial Inclusion

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Date Published: 
May 2019
Author: 
Sam Mendelson, Lucia Spaggiari, Chiara Pescatori, Gabriela Erice, Gemma Cavaliere & Daniel Rozas

Highlighting how technology-enabled services are improving access to finance for low-income clients

The 2018 European Microfinance Award highlighted the role of technology in advancing financial inclusion, showing how technology-enabled services and solutions can help financial services providers such as microfinance institutions increase outreach to low-income and vulnerable segments. The 2018 Award invited applications from financial services providers (FSPs) that use technology innovations to expand outreach, broaden product offerings, improve the client experience, and increase operating efficiency, all guided by an unwavering focus on socially responsible finance.

This publication draws on the technology initiatives of the winners and semi-finalists of the 2018 Award, paving the way for how advances in technology can be adopted by financial services providers who serve the excluded.

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