Weekly Stories: What’s Happening in Financial Inclusion

  1. Live Below the Line aims to foster empathy for the 1.2 billion people living below the poverty line. Beginning in April, participants eat and drink for five days on a budget of $1.50 per day.
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  2. NextBillion offers tips for developers on creating successful personal finance apps, including products for folks without traditional financial access.
  3. CGAP breaks down who’s funding financial inclusion efforts, and where exactly that money goes.

  4. A 2015 study closely examines how people in Africa use formal and informal financial devices. Africans are more likely to both save and borrow money than other adults worldwide.

  5. What would it mean for a financial system to connect its users directly, in a model that echoes Uber’s?

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