Financial Inclusion

Financial Inclusion

Apr 25, 2017

We’re talking client segmentation with Anastasia Mirzoyants, Head of Knowledge and Learning, and Paul Ekuru, Producer-Kenya, of Well Told Story. Well Told Story produces the Shujaaz brand, an Emmy Award winning youth communications platform, reaching millions of young people across East Africa with a mix of media delivered across multiple channels. Its mission is to engage young people to change their lives for the better.

Apr 23, 2017

On March 27th, Child and Youth Finance International (CYFI), in partnership with the UNCDF, have officially launched the 'Bank the Youth' Campaign. The aim of this Campaign is to overcome the barriers to financial inclusion for young people and increase their exposure to Child and Youth Friendly banking products throughout the world. 

Apr 11, 2017
New York, NY

We interviewed Prabhat Labh, who’s been The MasterCard Foundation representative to MicroLead for the last four years. Our interview template is a modified Proust Questionnaire (with apologies to Vanity Fair and Proust).

What is your idea of perfect happiness?

My most blissful moments are spending time with my family – my daughter, wife, siblings – and you talk and chat and eat and worry about nothing.

What is your greatest fear?

Apr 03, 2017
Kampala, UGANDA

As you leave Kampala and its busy streets, you head into rural Uganda where you exchange small shops and boda-bodas for coffee, maize, goats and chickens. More than 80% of the population lives here, and agriculture and its large cohort of smallholder farmers account for 23% of Uganda’s GDP. 

Mar 30, 2017

A five-year plan to digitize Government payments in Malawi.

Mar 29, 2017
Suva, FIJI

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) has congratulated Fiji’s continued progress in promoting financial inclusion and has committed to supporting Fiji’s ongoing work to increase access to financial services and products at a meeting between UNCDF Executive Secretary, Judith Karl, and Attorney-General and Minister for Economy, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum.

Mar 29, 2017
Vientiane, LAO PDR

Lao PDR is a greenfield environment when it comes to mobile money. Some mobile banking initiatives have been implemented, but there are no mobile money wallets as such – yet! UNCDF has been supporting Star Telecom (Unitel), a mobile network operator in its efforts to launch the first ever mobile money wallet in the country. 

Mar 24, 2017
Suva, FIJI

Human Centered Design (HCD) is providing South Pacific financial service providers with new motivation and tools to tackle the problems that have frustrated their initial attempts at mass market finance.