To kick off Financial Inclusion Week 2018, Tess Johnson, research associate at the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, sat down with CreditMantri co-founder Gowri Mukherjee for a conversation highlighting the fintech perspective on getting inclusion right. CreditMantri is a fintech company based in Chennai, India that aims to reinvent the credit landscape by giving consumers access to responsible and transparent credit.


For the second part of our Financial Inclusion Week 2018 podcast series, Tess Johnson, research associate at the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, sat down with Accion in the U.S. CEO Gina Harman for a conversation highlighting the domestic U.S. perspective on getting inclusion right. Accion in the U.S. collaborates with all four Accion U.S.-based lending organizations to reach entrepreneurs on the ground and online with the latest innovations in mission-based small business lending.


For the final part of our Financial Inclusion Week 2018 podcast series, Tess Johnson, research associate at the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion, sat down with former CFI Fellow and Independent Consultant Alexis Beggs Olsen for a conversation highlighting a specific case study on getting inclusion right. This episode, based on our publication Uniting Tech and Touch: Why Centaur Products Are Better for Consumers and Providers – Evidence from Kenya, explores both some remaining obstacles and concrete solutions to getting effective human touch right in Kenya’s digital financial landscape.