Research for Global Development


Effects of Demonetization on Financial Inclusion in India

Today marks the one year anniversary of demonetization in India. As we look back and look ahead, what does the data say about its impact on financial inclusion in in India? InterMedia recently concluded a study measuring financial inclusion in India before and after demonetization among the same group of 1,600 randomly selected individuals in …

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Mobile Money for Business: What the data shows in Tanzania, Uganda, DRC and Pakistan

This is a link to a guest post written by Michelle Kaffenberger, one of our Research Managers here at InterMedia, who is conducting applied quantitative and qualitative research on financial inclusion and the private sector’s role in international development.   While demand-side data on the business uses of mobile money is limited, the data that we …

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New Pakistan Data Shows Potential, Challenges for Mobile Money

Pakistan is a fascinating case in the global geography of digital financial inclusion. The market is dynamic, thanks in large part to the work of the central bank and other regulators to create an enabling environment for deployments. Four products have launched since 2010 and another five are currently in the pilot phase or on …

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Measurement Key to Innovation and Success

Last week, Bill Gates released his annual open letter on behalf of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and this year his focus was on the value of measurement. The letter began by noting how important precise measurement was in the development of the steam engine in the early 1800’s.  Today, data collection, monitoring and evaluation are tools …

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Producing Data to Support Branchless Banking

In a new blog post from the World Bank’s CGAP program, learn how InterMedia’s Financial Inclusion Tracker Surveys Project (FITS) is providing critical data for stakeholders in mobile money and financial inclusion. The post is part of a series that will include one by InterMedia’s Michelle Kaffenberger about lessons learned from FITS and our Tanzania Mobile Money …

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