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IFC and Nu Colombia Announce Alliance to Promote Financial Inclusion of Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia

The agreement will allow Nu Colombia to build the foundations to launch, in the future, a market strategy that promotes the financial inclusion of this population through access to digital financial services focused on savings accounts.


Kenya and Tanzania Launch Project to Boost Financial Inclusion

Kenya and Tanzania on Friday launched a project in partnership with the African Confederation of Cooperative Savings and Credit Associations to boost financial inclusion in the two countries.


State of the Practice: Savings Group Linkages 2024

Based on interviews with 46 practitioners across various sectors, this report delineates the contemporary landscape of linkages between informal savings groups and formal financial services.

Case Study

Increasing Access to Formal Financial Services

This learning brief describes three models that USAID-funded Feed the Future Rural Resilience Activity utilized to provide formal financial services, in particular credit and savings, to previously excluded populations in Northeast Nigeria.

Slide Deck

Solidarity in Saving: Listening to Women's Needs During Crises

Based on 3,822 (majority women) VSLA member interviews, this brief represents quantitative data from Burundi, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Mali, Niger, and Vietnam.


Universal Basic Income: Short-Term Results From a Long-Term Experiment in Kenya

This study examines the the consequences of universal basic income in the context of a unique field experiment in rural Kenya.


World Vision and VisionFund Sign Global MOU with DreamStart Labs

The partnership will allow accelerating the digitization of savings groups worldwide and give members easier and faster access to microloans and microinsurance.


Voices of India’s MSMEs: Insights Notes From the Diaries Access to Finance

This note discusses examples from MSC's Financial Diaries research on informal enterprises and provides recommendations for policymakers and financial service providers to address the credit gap for them.

FinDev Blog

Coping Strategies of Financially Distressed Households

Which clients are most likely to draw down savings, borrow or sell off assets to deal with reduced income? This data can help MFIs find ways to make savings products easier to access, use and afford.