Posts by Douglas Randall
Mind, Society and Behavior – and Financial Inclusion: How should behavioral research inform initiatives at the World Bank and beyond?
Paying attention to how people think, and to how history and context shape their thinking, can improve the design and implementation of development policies and interventions that target human behavior. What does this mean in practice? And how should it apply to financial inclusion efforts, and to the World Bank’s work in particular? Douglas Randall discusses.
Rwanda’s Push for Financial Inclusion: The government has set a target of 90 percent financial inclusion by 2020
Six years ago, the 2008 FinScope survey found that just 21 percent of Rwandan adults were participating in the formal financial sector. Largely in response to these figures, the government launched bold initiatives focused on financial inclusion. Now, according to World Bank researcher Douglas Randall, signs of progress are everywhere.