Week of April 13, 2015

1. Commitment Savings:  FAI's Managing Director Timothy Ogden discusses the world’s largest and most successful commitment savings program for low-income households - the US tax systemStanford Social Innovation Review

2. Financial Inclusion:  The number of "unbanked" individuals dropped 20% between 2011 and 2014 to 2 billion adults, according to the recently released Global Findex report. The World Bank

3. Impact Evaluations:  "The debate cannot stop with whether or not transformation has occurred... The debate has to include how we define transformation and how we measure it...If there is no silver bullet for reducing poverty, neither does there appear to be a silver bullet for measuring transformation."  CFI

4. Remittances: It will take more than just lowering prices for companies to really "win" at disrupting the global remittance market - execution, customer experience, and customer acquisition are also critical.  CGAP

5. Universal Accounts:  You'll be shocked--shocked!--to hear that some poor Indian households are having to pay to get "free" bank accounts.   The Wall Street Journal

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