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Know Thy (Irrational) Customer: Why is Financial Security Out of Reach for so Many People?

May 7, 2015

Ben Knelman, CEO of Juntos, discusses how simple obstacles can have an outsized impact on financial outcomes and behaviors, especially for the newly banked, and how behavioral economics can help lead consumers to healthier financial lives. 

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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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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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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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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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New 2014 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Financial Services for the Unbanked

March 3, 2015

What does the rapid growth of mobile money mean for investors?

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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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Omidyar Network Calls for Research Proposals

February 6, 2015

Omidyar Network is launching a multi-method, multi-year research project on “Open Data: Demand, Use, and Impact.”

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Creating a Safety-Net Culture in India: Why We Invested in Toffee Insurance

June 13, 2018

Why we invested in Toffee Insurance, a financial technology platform that designs and sells bite-size, low-price insurance products created with millennials and digital natives in mind.

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Supporting the Growth of MSMEs across Africa: Why We Invested in Lidya

June 7, 2018

Why we invested in Lidya, a company addressing the MSME credit shortage in Africa through accessible and affordable credit.

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Why We Invested: End Poverty (N/Core)

June 1, 2018

For India’s nonprofits, resources are scarce, government subsidies are few, and the regulatory environment is complex. This environment makes it challenging for nonprofits to attract and retain quality talent and often deters young entrepreneurs from trying to solve some of the most pressing problems in India.

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