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Successful microinsurance starts with having the right mindset

February 27, 2017

While microinsurance appears to be moving into the mainstream, it’s focus on client-centricity make success a trickier proposition.

Women are at the heart of sustainable business

February 20, 2017

February 20, 2017 By Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO Last year, I was invited to be a part of the Business & Sustainable Development Commission which brings together leaders from business, finance, civil society, labor, and international organizations to develop a private sector response to the challenges presented by the Global Goals.  Specifically, the Commission has the “twin aims…

How Banks and Regulators Can Team Up to Close the Financial Inclusion Gender Gap

February 13, 2017

A bank and regulator share how they were able to partner effectively to bring digital financial services to low-income rural women in Malawi.

Can Leadership Training for Women Clients be the Catalyst for Empowerment?

February 6, 2017

Using Martha Chen’s Empowerment Framework, we evaluated whether our leadership training for low-income women had empowerment effects to their lives.

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