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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Going Digital Sustainably: How microfinance providers can balance business needs, technology constraints and the customer value proposition

By Joel Muhumuza

A strong digital financial services model can reduce distribution costs and increase revenue for financial institutions that serve the poor. But the transition to digital requires an understanding of the full implications of the new service, and a strategy to encourage customer behaviors that will yield a successful investment. Grameen Foundation offers tips in the latest post in their series on what it takes for MFIs to go digital.

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Monday, April 27, 2015

NexThought Monday: Is Faster Necessarily Better?: As India’s financial inclusion initiatives race forward, questions linger about its microfinance-focused MUDRA

By Jatinder Handoo

The pace of recent financial inclusion initiatives in India has been supersonic. Since August of last year, banks have opened 147 million new accounts, thanks largely to government programs. But while this progress is exciting, there are a number of unanswered questions about the real impact of these initiatives, including the new microfinance refinancer/regulator MUDRA.

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Saturday, April 25, 2015

Weekly Roundup - the Social Enterprise Solution to the Migrant Crisis

By Scott Anderson — WDI

The San Francisco-based Not For Sale is a nonprofit that works with the victims of human trafficking, providing them with job training, counseling and other resources that help them enter a legitimate work environment. NSF's work, and that of its business incubator, might be a model to emulate considering this week's tragedy in the Mediterranean, which claimed the lives of hundreds of migrant workers.

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Friday, April 24, 2015

'A Mark of Pride, Not Shame': Momentum and challenges in the ethical supply chain movement, two years after the Rana Plaza tragedy

By Tanvir Hossain

The Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed two years ago today, killing over 1,130 workers. The tragedy has added new urgency to the movement to force major brands to consider the ethical practices of their sourcing. Aarong, one of Bangladesh’s largest fashion retail chains, discusses signs of momentum for the movement, and the challenges of monitoring compliance to ethical sourcing principles.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

East Africa Operations Director

Posted by Angaza Design

Angaza is recruiting an Operations Director to lead our Nairobi-based team. This is an exciting opportunity to hold a key management role in a rapidly growing company, as we scale our presence throughout the developing world. The chosen candidate will oversee the existing Nairobi team members, as well as on-board and manage new regional employees as the team grows. The position will report directly to the Director of Strategy (San Francisco) and may include regional and international travel.

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