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Challenge Accepted, $100,000 to Prove It

Building a digital economy that benefits everyone takes more than just getting the right technology and infrastructure in place. Economies are about people, first and foremost—and if people don’t actively adopt and use mobile money in their everyday lives, building a digital economy is near impossible.

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Challenge Accepted, $100,000 to Prove It

Building a digital economy that benefits everyone takes more than just getting the right technology and infrastructure in place. Economies are about people, first and foremost—and if people don’t actively adopt and use mobile money in their everyday lives, building a digital economy is near impossible.

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How buckets and digital gingerbread are beating child malnutrition in Ghana

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that over 44 million children under five are either overweight or obese. At the same time in low and middle income countries one in five children are stunted due to the poor diets.

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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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