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Want to get gender equality? Involve men, but put women in charge.

Recently, we took a look at our data on community groups across 3 multi-country projects, to see what was most effective for women’s economic empowerment. The answer might surprise you: involve men, but put women in leadership.

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Digital Finance is the New Source of Economic Development

The unbanked people of the world are so much more than a population in need of help. They’re a potential customer base waiting to enter the formal economy—and push it to new heights.

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A phone of her own: How mobile access can change women’s lives

Mobile phone ownership gives women the ability to open a mobile phone-based bank account, an important gateway to financial independence.

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Are Bank Accounts a Key to Happiness?

The benefits of having a bank account are well documented. People with accounts are better able to start businesses. Women who get paid into an account spend more money on their children's health and education.

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The promise of Islamic finance – user experiences, product innovation, and the potential for poverty alleviation

How Islamic (micro)finance can help meet the financial needs of the poor

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