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Global Findex: The main facts and figures you should know about financial inclusion around the world

The Global Findex is a massive database that tracks account ownership and use, savings, and payments around the world. Here are some of the key results from the newly released wave of 2014 data.

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Global Findex: The main facts and figures you should know about financial inclusion around the world

The Global Findex is a massive database that tracks account ownership and use, savings, and payments around the world. Here are some of the key results from the newly released wave of 2014 data.

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Mobile money usage in Bangladesh: A side-by-side comparison of demand and supply side data

In just a few short years bKash has made a significant impact on the financial landscape in Bangladesh. However, while the proportion of customers with registered accounts appears to be growing, data suggests that the majority of overall users still access the services via over-the-counter (OTC) transactions.

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Harnessing Food Systems to Improve Nutrition

Healthy food for a healthy world. That’s the theme of the Chicago Council’s 2015 Global Food Security Symposium. This year’s symposium comes at a crucial time, as world leaders prepare to finalize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)—a framework to guide global health and development policies for the next generation.

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OTC and Mobile Money: How does usage differ across regions?

In this post, we summarize recent research conducted by InterMedia and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that gives us a preliminary picture of how OTC usage may differ across regions, including Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, Tanzania and Uganda.

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How Good Coffee Becomes Good Business for African Farmers

Around the world, more than 4 million smallholder coffee-farming families live below the poverty line. Without access to technical knowledge, professional processing and milling services, reliable markets or working capital, these farming families are forced to sell their coffee at low prices.

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