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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Mimoni's Pedro Zayas on Consumer Credit and Behavioral Economics

June 9, 2015

Pedro Zayas, co-founder of Mimoni Latin America, discusses how behavioral economics helps his company expand access to formal financial services, along with the trends and challenges ahead for financial inclusion in Mexico.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Tilman Ehrbeck on the Future of Financial Inclusion

May 28, 2015

Omidyar Network Partner Tilman Ehrbeck discusses the importance of behavioral economics and shares three reasons why we are on the brink of a great breakthrough in financial inclusion.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Zoona's Keith Davies on Behavioral Economics and Financial Inclusion

May 13, 2015

Keith Davies, Head of Finance, Data, Analytics and Risk at Zoona, shares insights into how financial service companies such as Zoona can reach younger generations and underserved communities through the use of behavioral economics.

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Ben Knelman
CEO, Juntos

Why is Financial Security out of Reach for so Many People?

May 7, 2015

Many of the answers to the question in the title above may seem too complex or obvious: unemployment, poverty, corruption, discrimination, or lack of access to financial services and opportunities.

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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Ben Knelman on Juntos connecting with the newly banked

April 29, 2015

Ben Knelman, CEO and Co-Founder of Juntos, discusses how financial institutions and mobile network operators are overcoming the barriers to financial inclusion through behavioral economics tools, while improving financial products usage and building consumers' confidence in their financial lives.

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Peter Rabley
Venture Partner

FORUM2015: How FES Unleashed the Power of the Commons

April 21, 2015

At Omidyar Network, we often refer to property rights as one of the world’s most underused solutions to economic empowerment that is hiding in plain sight.

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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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Learnings from a Decade of Investing For Impact

The impact investing industry has completed a decade in India, and made important contributions to improving the lives of hundreds of millions of Indians. To reflect on the milestone, we partnered with Livemint, to publish a 3-part series of op-eds.

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Early Childhood Is Ripe For Investment in Innovation

Education Week featured Big Ideas, Little Learners, a report shining a spotlight on several organizations that are doing work in early childhood, and describing areas where more investment would be transformative.

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Establishing Identity is a Vital, Risky, and Challenging Business

In a special holiday print edition, The Economist tackles the complexities of state-issued IDs, de facto data trails, and self-sovereign identity along with the many innovations that are upholding privacy, security, and user-control.

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