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Public-private sector dialogue advancing financial inclusion through digital financial services in Russia

Originally posted on Alliance for Financial Inclusion Blogs:
Mikhail Mamuta and John Owens AFI and the Central Bank of Russia workshop “Digital Financial Services: Promoting Financial Inclusion” panel is pictured in Moscow in October 2014. Learning from legislative and regulatory…

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Unlocking the potential of Africa

Written by Elliott Holley Banking Technology The potential of new technologies to transform financial services in Africa has long been heralded by the likes of Kenya’s M-Pesa and others. But services for corporates have remained relatively under served – until … Continue reading

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How to manage all your financial affairs from a $20 mobile phone

The following article was written by Leo Mirani from Quartz digital magazine.  “I feel like a caveman who’s just been handed a Bic lighter,” reported Charles Graeber, a writer for Bloomberg Businessweek who recently went to Nairobi to check out M-Pesa, Kenya’s … Continue reading

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Moving from Mobile Money to Digital Financial Services for Financial Inclusion

In this webinar put on by Making Cents and Chemonics International, I shared updates on the growing shift from mobile money to broader digital financial services to promote financial inclusion. These broader services include greater integration and convergence of electronic funds … Continue reading

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Offering Digital Financial Services to Promote Financial Inclusion: Lessons We’ve Learned

There continues to be significant interest in using new technologies to provide for greater financial inclusion. While much of the excitement has been focused on mobile financial services, we are seeing a shift to a broader focus on a range … Continue reading

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Lesson #4: Using Mobile Money to Promote Financial Inclusion: Convenience & Access

This blog post is the fourth in a ten part series of articles covering the 10 Lessons Learned about Using Mobile Money to Promote Financial Inclusion. When you are dealing with people’s funds, having rapid, reliable, and convenient access to … Continue reading

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Lesson #3: Using Mobile Money to Promote Financial Inclusion: Focus on Building Trust

This blog post is the third in a ten part series of articles covering the 10 Lessons Learned about Using Mobile Money to Promote Financial Inclusion. When providing any financial service, especially one built on a technology platform, trust is essential.  … Continue reading

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Better Than Cash – Using Mobile Money for Development in Kenya

Mobile Money Speeds Aid to Beneficiaries Two steering committee members from the Great Commission Foundation and the House of Law and Justice receiving small grants via M-PESA . Photo Credit: USAID Kenya Transition Initiative The following blog article is taken … Continue reading

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