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Ecobank and USAID's Development Credit Authority: A Pan-African Approach to Unlocking Private Capital

USAID's Development Credit Authority (DCA) | Posted 03.25.2016 | Impact
USAID's Development Credit Authority (DCA)

How do you unlock millions in private capital and support economic growth across Africa? Partner with one of the largest Pan-African banks. The U.S. ...

Trailblazing Women: Jenny Tooth OBE, CEO, UK British Angels Association

Anne Ravanona | Posted 02.20.2016 | Business
Anne Ravanona

"Women are starting to come through in financial services, especially in more entrepreneurial areas like fintech, but there is also more to do to enable more women to get into leading positions on boards."

Reaching the Hardest-to-Reach: Financial Services for Overlooked Populations

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.22.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

The growth of microfinance solutions to address pressing development challenges has brought many of the world's formerly "unbanked" into formal financial systems.

How Cell Phones Are Revolutionizing Access to Financial Services

Josephine d'Allant | Posted 03.10.2015 | Impact
Josephine d'Allant

Across the Global North, online banking solidifies its dominance and apps like Venmo simplify mobile payments. In the Global South, people with little money to their name struggle to open bank accounts, get loans, and make payments.

The Promise of Financial Inclusion

Mahmoud Mohieldin | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business
Mahmoud Mohieldin

Half the world's adults, approximately 2.5 billion individuals, do not have an account with a formal financial institution. Lack of access to finance is disproportionately skewed towards the poor, women, youth, and rural residents.

A New Financial Access Frontier: Persons With Disabilities

Elisabeth Rhyne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Elisabeth Rhyne

Can a person with a disability living in a developing country become the valued client of a financial institution?