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Blog / July 22, 2014

When Financial Awareness doesn’t lead to Financial Access

What does financial access look like? I like to think of it as a non-prescriptive goal in two parts. First, high-quality, affordable financial services are available. Second, people are aware of the...

Blog / July 18, 2014

The FAIV: Week of July 14, 2014

1. Psychology and Poverty: An increasing number of scholars are studying how poverty affects the way people feel, think, and act.  This may mean more widespread use of stress and happiness as...

Blog / July 17, 2014

When Regulators and Remittances Collide, Migrants Lose Out

Just about everyone agrees that international remittances should be cheaper. If you run the numbers on international remittance flows, incomes of recipients and transaction costs, you can make a case...

Blog / July 15, 2014

Recommended on Medium: Migration as a Strategy for Household Finance

As part of our ongoing effort to bring the worlds of research and practice closer together, we are experimenting with making academic work more readable and accessible by publishing and disseminating...

Blog / July 11, 2014

The FAIV: Week of July 7, 2014

1. M-Pesa: All 85,000 M-Pesa agents are now free to sell rival services after a long battle for open networks comes to an end. IT Web Africa 2. Remittances:  Tougher regulation intended to...