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Blog / May 29, 2015

The FAIV: Week of May 25, 2015

1. Mobile Money: Will a handful of high-profile fraud cases damage mobile money?  It depends on how fast operators can adapt 21st century security and authentication systems to protect customers...

Blog / May 22, 2015

The FAIV: Week of May 18, 2015

1. Income Volatility:  New research based on transaction data confirms findings from the US Financial Diaries (USFD) on income volatility - households' incomes vary from month to month and...

Blog / May 15, 2015

The FAIV: Week of May 11, 2015

1. Ultra-Poor: A RCT involving more than 10,000 households in six countries reports improvements in livelihoods for participants in a "graduation model" poverty intervention. While the...

Blog / May 8, 2015

The FAIV: Week of May 4, 2015

1. Financial Inclusion: This week, InterMedia released the results of its research on digital financial inclusion within eight of the poorest countries across Africa and Asia, focusing on gender...

Blog / May 7, 2015

When Social Networks Are Everything, but Not Enough

We know that the path out of poverty is rarely a smooth one.  The poor are buffeted by a wide range of shocks, pushing them backwards along the way.  Exploring the world of risk in the...