Financial Inclusion

Why Being Customer-Centric is a Supply Side Strategy

Part 1 of The Ebb and Flow of Customer-Centricity in Financial Inclusion
Blog

By Evelyn Stark and Graham A.N. Wright[1]

[Video] How the Poor Manage Money

By CGAP
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Presented by MetLife Foundation in collaboration with WSJ. Custom Studios, Multipliers of Prosperity takes a look globally at the challenges we face in confronting the issues of financial inclusion. The program dives deep into what’s working, questions what isn’t and finds the possible fixes. Most importantly, the program chronicles the triumphs of people who have taken the steps toward financial stability and the providers who have helped them reach those goals.

Three Ways to Make Mobile Money Work Worldwide

By Grameen Foundation
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Presented by MetLife Foundation in collaboration with WSJ. Custom Studios, Multipliers of Prosperity takes a look globally at the challenges we face in confronting the issues of financial inclusion. The program dives deep into what’s working, questions what isn’t and finds the possible fixes. Most importantly, the program chronicles the triumphs of people who have taken the steps toward financial stability and the providers who have helped them reach those goals.

Inclusion in Myanmar: A New Hope

By the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP)
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MetLife Foundation and Opportunity International Launch Partnership to Support Financial Access and Education for China Entrepreneurs

Press Release

CHICAGO, July 10, 2015 /3BL Media/ – Today, MetLife Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting the power, quality and access of financial services around the world, announces a three-year, $1.8 million partnership with Opportunity International to promote knowledge and access to financial services in rural China.

MetLife Foundation's Annual Report on Financial Inclusion - Pillar 3: Access to Insights

Investing in research and sharing what we learn with the financial inclusion community and beyond.
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The Bankable Frontier Associates (BFA) Optimizing Performance Through Improved cross(X)-sell (OPTIX) project works with socially-driven financial service providers who can provide the full range of services low-income people need, not just credit. These institutions seek to meet their clients’ complete financial needs, and they also recognize that cross-selling financial products improves their own institutional sustainability.

Five Ideas to Make Microlending More Effective

By MetLife and WSJ Custom Studios
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Presented by MetLife Foundation in collaboration with WSJ. Custom Studios, Multipliers of Prosperity takes a look globally at the challenges we face in confronting the issues of financial inclusion. The program dives deep into what’s working, questions what isn’t and finds the possible fixes.

MetLife and MetLife Foundation Announce Microlending Partnership With Kiva to Support Entrepreneurs and Build Financial Inclusion

Press Release

LONDON, June 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today, MetLife and MetLife Foundation announced a partnership with Kiva, a global non-governmental organization that will support entrepreneurs around the world through Kiva’s online crowd-funding platform.

Dispatch from India—With Small Loans, Big Impact

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Financial inclusion isn’t a one-size-fits-all process, with more than 2 billion people worldwide living outside the global financial system. Traditional methods such as savings accounts or credit cards are no longer adequate or up to the challenge of bringing in those billions of people living on the outer fiscal fringe. The good news: advances in big data and technology—sometimes as simple as a mobile phone app—along with changes in regulation and creative partnerships between the public and private sectors are providing new pathways to help people gain financial stability.

MetLife Foundation's Annual Report on Financial Inclusion - Pillar 2: Access to Services

Advancing the development and delivery of high quality financial products and services like savings, insurance, and credit.
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MetLife Foundation: Financial Inclusion / Into Action 

BURO is a respected and successful microfinance provider in Bangladesh.

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