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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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If You Want To Go Fast Go Alone, If You Want To Go Far, Go Together - Unknown

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development will kick off this Monday July 13, 2015 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Hidden in the rotating images on the conference website, I found the best explanation of what this conference is about “Voluntary Commitments & Initiatives ….for people and planet”.

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Jarring Numbers on Financial Inclusion Point to Opportunities for Digitizing Payments

New World Bank report for the G20 finds clear evidence that digital payments can reduce cost and increase the security of sending and receiving payments, and help progress towards the goal of broader financial inclusion for economies of all sizes, for governments, and for millions of people not included in the financial system - especially women.

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World No Tobacco Day 2014

On May 30, we and our partners are commemorating World No Tobacco Day. Nearly 6 million people die from tobacco-related illness each year – deaths that can be prevented with strong tobacco control policies like taxation.

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A Big Step Forward in India's Financial Inclusion Deliberations

Electronic payments are the connective tissue of a financial system.

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