Influence

Our thought leadership challenges and engages the industry, its leaders, and its regulators to achieve a financially inclusive world.

Overview

Advocacy, collaboration, insights, research

We develop insights, advocate on behalf of clients, and collaborate with stakeholders to achieve a comprehensive vision for financial inclusion.

Accion and the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion (CFI) challenge the industry to better serve, protect, and empower clients. We develop insights, advocate on behalf of clients, and collaborate with stakeholders to achieve a comprehensive vision for financial inclusion.

We address some of the most pressing obstacles impeding financial inclusion, influencing the industry to prioritize client protection and empowerment. We share new research that details how financial service providers can integrate new technologies to improve operations, create more personalized products, and leverage data. We also activate thought leaders throughout the sector to develop and expand the financial inclusion community, share best practices, and research common issues.

Research from the Center for Financial Inclusion

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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