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Source: Alliance for Financial Inclusion   Mr. Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, delivered this video message at the Alliance for Financial... read more
CHALLENGES AND LESSONS LEARNED ABOUT FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN   April is the month of Financial Inclusion at the IASPN! In preparation for the... read more
Source: The World Bank  The world's most successful social movements are started by a small group of like-minded people, says the World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim.... read more
The OAS, in the framework of the Inter-American Social Protection Network (IASPN) is undertaking Participatory Gender Assessments (PGA) at Social Development Ministries, in... read more
April is the month of Financial Inclusion and Public-Private Partnerships at the IASPN. We are planning a major Conference in New York City (April 29-30) that will bring... read more
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Call for Short Stories
Apr 03, 2014
April is the month of Financial Inclusion and Public-Private Partnerships at the IASPN. We are planning a major Conference in New York City (April 29-30) that will bring...
Making Banking Work for Everyone
Apr 24, 2014
Source: Huffington Post Last week's news that Congress and state officials are working to crack down on the payday loan industry was welcome--and overdue. For too long,...
Bill Gates on the digital future and financial inclusion
Apr 24, 2014
Source: Alliance for Financial Inclusion   Mr. Bill Gates, Co-Chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, delivered this video message at the Alliance for Financial...
An innovative twist on microfinance
Apr 24, 2014
Agriculture is a risky business by nature. Weather conditions impact harvests and market conditions determine food prices, leaving farmers with unsteady income. Microloans...
Investments that pay off- Building Strong Teams That Support Financial...
Apr 23, 2014
Source: Women's World Banking Financial inclusion tends to be at the heart of most microfinance institutions’ (MFI) core mission. These days however, keeping true to that...
Promoting Savings Groups led Financial Inclusion: experiences from...
Apr 23, 2014
This week's Financial Inclusion story was contributed by Fundación Capital in the framework of the call for short stories on local public-private partnership initiatives for...
Who You Callin’ Middle Class? A Plea to the Development Community
Apr 22, 2014
It’s time to stop labeling millions of people in the developing world who have escaped $2 day poverty as “middle class”. The Asian Development Bank does it, and the African...
Have Higher Food Prices Actually Helped the World's Poor?
Apr 22, 2014
Source: Bloomberg Businessweek Food prices are rising in the U.S.—up 0.4 percent in March alone, another indicator the economy is showing new signs of life after the...
Labour and Productive Inclusion Programmes Database
Apr 22, 2014
This database, developed by the Social Development Division of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), collects information on labour and...
Banishing poverty through banking
Apr 21, 2014
Source The Guardian Access to financial services could pull millions of people out of poverty, so where does microfinance fit in?  With 2.5 billion people around the world...
For financial inclusion, give licences to telcos partnering with banks
Apr 21, 2014
Source: The Economic Times In an interview to this newspaper, K C Chakrabarty, deputy governor of the RBI, has said that banks must take up financial inclusion as a viable...
Call for proposals: Non-Contributory Pensions, Social Assistance Programs...
Apr 21, 2014
Over the last decade, there has been a rapid expansion of non-contributory pension programs in the Latin American and the Caribbean region as part of a wider wave of social...
Tenth Inter-American Social Protection Dialogue: "Challenges and...
Apr 21, 2014
CHALLENGES AND LESSONS LEARNED ABOUT FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN   April is the month of Financial Inclusion at the IASPN! In preparation for the...
Taking back control over their lives - the success stories of 3...
Apr 16, 2014
The financial inclusion stories presented this week were contributed by the Cities for Financial Inclusion (CFE) Fund in the framework of the call for short stories on local...
NYC Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment -...
Apr 16, 2014
The Department of Consumer Affairs Office of Financial Empowerment (OFE) is the first local government initiative in the country with the specific mission to educate, empower...

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