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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Arjuna Costa on Trends That will Advance Financial Inclusion

April 21, 2015

Arjuna Costa, investment partner with Omidyar Network, shares the impact of behavioral economics on financial inclusion and three emerging trends that are driving innovation forward in this field.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: MicroEnsure CEO on insurance, financial inclusion, and behavioral economics

April 13, 2015

MicroEnsure CEO Richard Leftley discusses behavioral economics’ role in making financial services such as insurance more relevant for the working poor.

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Innovating Beyond Tech: What This Year’s Trends at Mobile World Congress Mean for Financial Inclusion

April 8, 2015

Innovation is about more than just technology. Yes, technology turns new ideas into tomorrow’s products and services, but it’s how we think about technology that truly brings about scalable solutions for social challenges.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Ruma CEO on empowering communities through behavioral economics

April 6, 2015

Ruma CEO Aldi Haryopratomo shares thoughts on how behavioral economics can help increase access to and adoption of financial tools and resources in mid- and low-income communities.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Alex Lazarow on behavioral economics’ role in financial inclusion

April 1, 2015

Alex Lazarow, investment associate with Omidyar Network, shares the advantages of integrating behavioral economics to financial products design and the global financial inclusion trends that are driving innovation forward.

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CEO, Cadasta Foundation

Making People Count

March 23, 2015

Sometimes the toughest problems can be tackled by the simplest of solutions. Consider Makena. She is a bright, energetic 13 year-old who lives with her family in Kibera in Nairobi – the largest urban slum in Africa.

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The Power of Direct Investments

March 20, 2015

The recent New York Times piece “From the Gates Foundation, Direct Investment, Not Just Grants,” which highlights the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s recent investments in commercial ventures, is another important indicator that impact investing is gaining more momentum.

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Increasing the Impact of Civic Tech Platforms

March 6, 2015

By designing tools based on government needs, civic tech platforms will benefit.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Lenddo’s perspective on behavioral economics and other financial inclusion topics

March 5, 2015

Richard Eldridge, co-founder and COO of Lenddo, shares his perspectives on behavioral economics and talks about how big data can unlock one of the key issues around financial inclusion today: credit scoring of underbanked consumers in emerging markets.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: How Behavioral Economics Can Advance Financial Inclusion

February 25, 2015

From mobile wallets to financial management apps to alternative credit assessment platforms, more entrepreneurs and established financial service providers are addressing financial inclusion than ever before.

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PayPal Expands Xoom, Launches Blockchain Startup in Europe

After receiving investments from PayPal, Flourish, and Omidyar Network earlier this year, Cambridge Blockchain has announced it will deliver the future of digital identity for Europe and beyond, shares CEO and co-founder Matthew Commons.

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Announcing the Release of the MOSIP Codebase on Github

Omidyar Network investee IIIT-Bangalore announces the release of code for a Modular, Open-Source Identity Platform that government and private-sector developers can use and build upon to issue foundational IDs.

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LuxTrust and Cambridge Blockchain Announce Private Beta for Privacy-Protecting Identity Platform

LuxTrust S.A. and Cambridge Blockchain Inc.,announced the private beta-testing phase for privacy-protecting European identity platform IDKEEP.

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