Influence

We conduct rigorous research and advocate for evidence-based change to build inclusive financial systems for the billions of people who lack the tools they need to improve their lives and prosper.

Overview

Advocacy, insights, research

We share insights and advocate on behalf of clients to build a financially inclusive world

Accion pushes the industry to better serve, protect, and empower clients. We share insights and advocate on behalf of clients to ensure that individuals and small businesses around the world have better financial tools that open opportunities for them to build resilience, grow, and succeed. 

Alongside the Center for Financial Inclusion, an independent think tank, we address some of the most pressing challenges to a more equitable world. We influence the industry to prioritize consumer protection and empowerment and address global challenges such as gender inequality and climate change. We share new research that details how financial service providers can integrate new technologies to improve operations, create more personalized products, and leverage data. 

Research from the Center for Financial Inclusion

Building Women’s Financial Capability: A Path Toward Transformation

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Weathering the Storm II: Tales of Survival from Microfinance Crises Past

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The Stories Algorithms Tell: Bias and Financial Inclusion at the Data Margins

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Crisis and Opportunity: Reimagining Inclusive Finance After the Pandemic

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Regulatory Flexibility During the Pandemic: Emerging Lessons

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Weathering the Storm II: A Case Study of Financiera FAMA

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On the Economic Frontlines of COVID-19: Early Insights From MSMEs Grappling With the Crisis

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The Case for a Gender-Intelligent Approach: An Opportunity for Inclusive Fintechs

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Agility Breeds Resilience: A Tale of Two Fintechs Innovating in the Face of a Pandemic

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Weathering the Storm II: A Case Study of Partner

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Rapid Response for Social Payments During COVID-19

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Protecting Beneficiary Data: Guidance for Municipal Cash Transfer Programs Responding to COVID-19

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Designing Municipal Cash Transfer Programs to Mitigate the Economic Impact of COVID-19

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Weathering the Storm II: A Case Study of Spandana

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Weathering the Storm II: A Case Study of Viator

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Rapid Innovation: How Fintechs are Adapting Under COVID-19

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Client Perspectives on Consumer Protection: Analysis of a Client Survey in Cambodia

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A Framework for Understanding the Financial Health of MSME Entrepreneurs

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Preserving Liquidity: Policymaker Responses to COVID-19 and the Impact on Low-Income Customers

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How the Development Sector Is Channeling Money to Digital Financial Services

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Municipal IDs Offer Cities Lessons for COVID-19 Cash Assistance Programs

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Research from the Center for Financial Inclusion
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The Center for Financial Inclusion uses rigorous research and advocacy to advance inclusive financial systems for low-income people around the world.

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