blog iconReasons why technology cannot ‘transform’ India’s fight against poverty

In a widely shared NYT column Transforming the fight against poverty in India, Siddharth George (Doctoral candidate at Harvard) and Arvind Subramanian (Chief Economic Advisor, Ministry of Finance in India) make a compelling, if technocratic, argument to back their optimism that the seamless integration of technology solutions (the JAM trinity...

blog iconThird strike and you’re out? PMT performance against financial diaries and wealth-ranking data

What do you do when your most important poverty measurement tool on a poverty outreach programme looks as if it is not working? Guest blogger Julie Lawson-McDowall writes. Not so long ago, we at CRS’s Expanding Financial Inclusion (EFI) project (https://efiafrica.crs.org  ) had a bit of a moment: it looked as...

News IconFinancial health declines in Kenya, while financial services access and use rises

The ability of Kenyans to use financial products to enable them to cope with shocks such as ill-health has declined, according to a new household survey on financial health. The...

blog iconWhy cash transfer programme designs need financially-inclusive payment mechanisms

Sarah Langhan Development Pathways has been working with the Government of Angola and UNICEF to design the country’s first cash transfer programme which will reach children across three provinces. The programme design has required the identification and selection of payment service providers (PSPs) through a competitive procurement process. So what...

Our Work IconSpearheading Cash Transfer Design and Implementation Worldwide

Development Pathways’ experts have experience in both the high-level design of cash transfer programmes and the operational design and technical parameters for programme implementation. When designing social protection programmes —...

Our Work IconImproving mother and child health, underpinned by a management information system

High infant and maternal mortality rates are experienced in Kakamega County in western Kenya. The County Government of Kakamega, supported by UNICEF Kenya and the Government of Sweden, have therefore set...

Publication IconEnabling Market Conditions for Pay-As-You-Go Solar

A deep dive into the digital financial services industry in Nigeria, outlining the requirements for digital infrastructure readiness and the nuances behind regulatory restrictions that are currently hindering the industry’s growth.

blog iconStanding in the Sun: Human Rights Abuses in the Name of Financial Inclusion

This blog was originally written for Financial Inclusion Week and was published by the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion. To read the original blog, click here. By Sarina Kidd & Sarah Langhan. Human rights abuses by payment service providers need to come to an end in order for financial inclusion...