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Five Ways Africa is Taking the World by Storm

Haddis Tadesse shares his thoughts on the power of African progress, and five ways Africa is taking the world by storm.

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Research on Innovation in Digital Finance

An analysis of the current state of innovation in digital finance from the angles of clients, providers, technology and regulation.

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How to Prevent the Next Health Crisis

Nearly 22 million children around the world were not vaccinated last year. This represents a completely man-made real health threat, and could end up being far more destructive than the current Ebola epidemic.

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Savings Group Linkages: The Float That Raises All Ships?

For quite some time, the financial inclusion world has been aware of the popularity of savings groups in the developing world. In East Africa, a substantial number of low income people are involved in both informal groups (10.8 million in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Tanzania combined) as well as NGO promoted groups (at least 3.6 million in the same four countries,[2] saving an estimated USD 30 million each week). Given their popularity, are we making the most of what these groups can offer low income populations?

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Digitizing Government Payments in Nigeria

The Financial Services for the Poor team is exploring digitizing government payments to accelerate financial inclusion and complement our existing work with the government of Nigeria. We also hoped that digitizing a larger number of government payments would support Nigeria’s national financial inclusion strategy and its commitment to decrease financial exclusion to 20% by 2020.

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