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Design and Financial Inclusion: A Designers Approach to a Tough Issue

Most people don’t think about design principles when they’re wrapping their heads around the problem of financial inclusion. This is why I was so intrigued by a recent article written by Anke Schwittay and Paul Braund. Together, they analyzed the principles of … Continue reading

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International Telecommunication Union Steps Forward to Promote Financial Inclusion

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has recently created a focus group whose purpose is to develop different methods of affordable financial services, in hopes of making financial inclusion a reality for the nearly 2.5 billion adults around the world who don’t currently have … Continue reading

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How Deep is the Financial Inclusion Problem in the US?

Many people assume that financial inclusion is a reality for everyone in the United States, and that access to financial services isn’t an issue for most people. As pointed out in the recently released movie Spent, the truth is quite different from that … Continue reading

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Searching for Global Financial Inclusion Pioneers

My co-author, Karl Mehta and I have both been working for years in the exciting field of mobile financial services. Reflecting on what has already happened, one can see the world reshaping. And yet, it is only the beginning. But … Continue reading

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Africa Needs One Million Super Managers

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The Future of Banking is in Kenya

Kenya started a banking revolution, one coming to the world from Africa. The Gates Foundation, the Department of State, the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos (WEF), and companies around the world invite Carol Realini to talk with them … Continue reading

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Recognizing the Value and Opportunity of Mobile Money

(reprint of IQT Quarterly Winter 2011 article) . There are five billion mobile phones in use around the world, providing unparalleled access to communications and mobile applications. This is having a profound effect on the lives of consumers, business infrastructure, … Continue reading

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