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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Walk a Mile in My Shoes: Why participatory market research for BoP customers generates deep insights

By Christina Tewes-Gradl and Claudia Knobloch

Participatory market research can provide reliable data for developing inclusive business models. By involving the target group as partners rather than passive objects, researchers can not only see the world through their eyes, but also discover new solutions together with consumers. Endeava's Christina Gradl-Knobloch and Claudia Knobloch share some lessons from recent sessions in Brazil, Sierra Leone and Madagascar.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

The Most-Viewed, Most-Shared NextBillion Posts for July

By Scott Anderson — WDI

July's most popular posts dug into the how-to of selling new technology products to low-income customers, the case for closer collaboration between microfinance and health care industries, and why philanthropic organizations could and should be the glue that holds the social enterprise sector together.

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Monday, August 25, 2014

150 Million Bank Accounts - Is That Enough?: Infrastructure is only one part of designing an inclusive financial system in India

By Jeffrey Mosenkis — IPA

Indian prime minister Modi recently announced an ambitious new plan for financial inclusion for all Indians. The plan focuses on the estimated half of the country’s population that does not use a bank, providing them with debit cards and insurance policies (among other things). But IPA points out that creating an inclusive financial system will require more than ATM cards.

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Friday, August 22, 2014

FEATURED EVENT: The 17th Microcredit Summit, September 3-5 in Mérida, Mexico

By NextBillion Editor

For 17 years, the Microcredit Summits have been exploring the use of microfinance as a means to end extreme poverty. This year's Summit, which has the theme "Generation Next: Innovations in Microfinance," will take place in Mérida, Mexico this September 3rd to 5th. NextBillion Financial Innovation will be a media partner at the event.

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Monday, May 14, 2012

Advertise on NextBillion!

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