Innovation in MSME Finance in India

June 27, 2017

Using innovative fintech solutions, Accion Venture Lab’s portfolio companies provide capital to micro, small and medium enterprises. *This post was originally published by Accion in Ventures on Medium. Micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) are considered an engine of growth …

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2016’s Most Defining Moments for Inclusive Growth

December 23, 2016

The Center’s senior fellows reflect on the events of 2016 that will leave an enduring mark on inclusion and economic growth.  The US Election, Brexit and the populist wave 2016, like no other year in recent memory, brought to the …

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Data-Driven Solutions Help Connect the Most Disconnected

October 12, 2016

Data science and digital technologies help farmers and entrepreneurs improve livelihoods.  Imagine this scene. A man with an iPad is standing in small plot of maize, talking with a farmer in Odisha in northeast India. The plot is the farmer’s …

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Transforming Middle India: Inclusive Growth as the Path to Success

August 14, 2016

In a new report, the Center’s Chief Economist, Yuwa Hedrick-Wong, builds a case for why the success of India’s economic takeoff depends on transforming “Middle India,” the middle 60% of households by income, into a thriving and increasingly prosperous middle …

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In India, Access to Finance Isn’t Enough

October 5, 2016

Behavioral economics may lead to more effective financial education. As India’s middle class grows, so does the need for stronger financial literacy. Yet in many regions in India, traditional methods of teaching people how to handle money are met with …

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The Hidden Costs of Cash

June 24, 2016

How India’s Smart Cities Can Write a New Chapter in 21st-Century Development

August 14, 2015

Uniting technology and democratic governance can chart a course for a future of inclusive economic growth in India En route to his historic win in the 2014 elections, Narendra Modi put forth a vision for driving India’s long-term economic growth: …

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