Tag: Financial Inclusion

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The Inclusion Illusion: Financial Health in Kenya

For some, fintech’s association with financial inclusion and better financial health for users is a foregone conclusion.
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Is Mobile Money Helping or Harming Zimbabwe?

Zimbabwe’s economy is going through another nose-dive. The Mnangagwa administration, faced with re-instilling trust in the economy
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Public Banking: Time To Make Room?

Agnostic of industry, the private sector is often esteemed over the public sector for its better performance in
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Payments Banks: Nigeria Takes A Page From India

Since it was rebased in 2014, Nigeria’s economy overtook South Africa’s as the largest in Africa.
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Mojaloop: Taking Stock

For some time now, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has preoccupied itself with fragmented payment ecosystems. This
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Is Libra A Global Answer To Financial Inclusion?

In case you missed it, Facebook is developing a cryptocurrency; it’s called “Libra”. The coin’s official
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Climate Change: Macro And Micro Resilience

The concept of ‘resilience’ has been applied to everything from political discourse to corporate-speak, psychological wellness to development
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The Last Mile: Mobile Money Agents

Mobile money agents - frequently described as the “bridges” to financial inclusion - constitute the last-mile distribution network
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Financial Inclusion: Chutes And Ladders?

Financial inclusion at the base of the economic pyramid has often been conceptualized as a sort of ladder
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Proof Of Address: The Invasive Species Of KYC

Today, proof of address is a requirement for accessing formal financial institutions in most places. For customers in
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Inclusive Fintech: Series A And Beyond

A new class of impact investment has now materialized that specifically focuses on fintech’s potential to widen
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Digital Loans: A Wild Wild West?

When a disruptive new technology enters the market, it’s predictable what comes next: chaos. Without prior regulations
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Can Insurtech Learn Best Practices For Selling To The BOP?

One year ago, Mondato Insight examined the factors behind low-take up of insurance products for low income customers,
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Fearless Fintech: Chipping Away At The Gender Gap

“Usually at a financial conference, the line for the women’s room is the shorter one.” - Overheard
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Beyond The Binaries: Mobile Money Access Revisited

Earlier this year, Mondato explored the insights emerging from the Global Findex data-set on financial inclusion, highlighting the
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Digital Credit Is Easy, But Is It Too Easy?

Access to credit is a key element of financial inclusion, and over the past five years has become
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MENA: A Digital Finance Desert Or Oasis?

There tends to be a great deal of reductionism when conversation turns to the Middle East and North
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Global Findex 2017: West Africa Steps Into The Spotlight

When the World Bank's 2014 Global Findex numbers were published, the banner headline figures announced a 700 million
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Impact Measurements: Driving Revenues In Emerging Markets?

One of the driving forces of digital finance and commerce (DFC) in emerging markets has hinged on its
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Pensions Make Perfect: Roping In The Informal Economy

As melodramatic as it may sound, the slow extinction of the joint family, a system historically favored by
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Aid Cycles And Financial Inclusion: Making A Dent?

Financial inclusion as an international policy objective didn't fully materialize until 2009, when delegates from 60 low- and
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Mondato Summit Asia 2017: Emerging Asia’s DFC Moment

Fast growing Yangon was host of the fourth annual Mondato Summit Asia on November 28-29, 2017, focusing on
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Stacking The Deck In India's Favor

Over the past several years, Mondato Insight has repeatedly turned its attention to Digital Finance and Commerce (DFC)
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Finovate Fall: Fintech = Financial Inclusion?

The discourse around fintech has a habit of wrapping it in an angelic-like glow. On the surface level,
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