Blogs and Other Partner Contributions
Kicking off FIW 2018
“Getting Inclusion Right: What Will It Take?” ― Elisabeth Rhyne, Managing Director, the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion
“Investigation FIW 2018” ― COOPERATIVE D'EPARGNE COOPEC BAGIRA (Democratic Republic of the Congo)
“Why We Serve People with Disabilities: Lessons from Iraq” ― Elissa McCarter-Laborde, Vitas Group
“Digital Engagement: The Missing Inclusion Link” ― Watch Ben Knelman, Juntos Co-Founder and CEO, and Marcello Goncalves, Minutrade VP of International Expansion and Institutional Relations, discuss how financial institutions can use new technology to transform their digital engagement strategies and influence positive financial behavior change.
“Leveraging Social Capital to Expand Women’s Financial Opportunities” ― Rajitha Swaminathan, Grameen America
FIW 2018 Podcast Series: Getting Inclusion Right
Please stay tuned for our three-part podcast series on “Getting Inclusion Right”!
“Disruptive Technologies Advancing Financial Inclusion: A Virtual Dialogue between Boards & Investors” (October 30, 2018) ― This virtual dialogue provided an opportunity for alumni of the Africa Board Fellowship (ABF) and members of the Financial Inclusion Equity Council (FIEC) to discuss the role disruptive technologies play in advancing financial inclusion. This dialogue also provides opportunities for peer exchange on investment evaluation and which technology solutions have the potential to be the most disruptive.
“How to Make Funding More Accessible for MFBs and MFIs in Africa” (October 30, 2018) — In this one-hour webinar, Oradian presented its roadmap to funding for financial institutions to make the process clearer for MFBs and MFIs. Followed by the presentation, Oradian led a discussion featuring leaders of financial institutions in Africa and representatives of leading MIVs and impact investment funds.
“Closing the Digital Divide: A Conversation with Thought Leaders” (October 31, 2018) ― Digital financial services come with the promise of deepening financial inclusion, but are they actually creating a new type of exclusion? This webinar, hosted by the Social Performance Task Force, takes a critical look at the widening “digital divide” and will provide initial ideas for providers who want to maintain their focus on responsible financial inclusion even as they join the digital revolution.