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A ‘local’ answer to financial inclusion

29 January 2015
UPSIDES RECOMMENDS - A small ‘local area’ bank and a Business Correspondent (BC) company in India may be showing the way forward in using agent channels to provide savings services to low-income clients. read more
Mother and son - India. A small child engages with new technology, hopefully developing new knowledge and skills, while his mother is working her traditional daily job.

More than a thousand words – CGAP Photo Contest

28 January 2015

Foresight Africa 2015: Striving for more and better development finance

19 January 2015
UPSIDES RECOMMENDS - In 2015, African and other world leaders will meet in Addis Ababa for the Third International Conference on Financing for Development. This meeting will be crucial for Africa given the vast resources needed to support inclusive, sustainable growth across the continent. It will also provide a unique opportunity for African leaders to gauge their countries’ progress on implementing the current development financing agenda, as well as reformulate their strategies given new and emerging trends in finance. read more
Jessica Pacheco

Meet the banker: Jessica Pacheco in Peru

16 January 2015
Upsides talks to bankers from around the world. Why did they start working in the financial sector? What does the financial landscape look like in their country? And how does this landscape influence their actions? read more