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  • Openi2i Series

    Openi2i is an initiative of insight2impact, a resource centre that aims to catalyse the provision and use of data by private and public-sector actors to improve financial inclusion through evidence-based, data-driven policies and client-centric product design.

  • Enterprise in the Time of Coronavirus

    This series will explore how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting communities and businesses in emerging and low-income markets, and how enterprises and development organizations can address the grave challenges it is raising.

  • Big Data: Big Risks, Big Opportunities

    This series will highlight the upsides and downsides of the Big Data revolution, exploring how social entrepreneurs can acquire and leverage data more effectively – and where they should draw the line to protect their customers.

  • The (R)evolution of Work

    This series will explore the topic of employment from multiple angles, from the value of going local when recruiting workers, to new digital tools for informal workers, to skills development initiatives that help young people thrive in the age of AI and automation.

  • New Frontiers in Renewable Energy

    Just five years ago, many viewed the renewable energy sector in emerging markets as the domain of CSR projects and small-scale investments – interesting endeavors perhaps, but nowhere near impactful. That dynamic is changing – fast. This series will highlight the innovators, disruptors and intrepid analysts who are pioneering the new world of energy in emerging markets.

  • Financial Inclusion and the SDGs

    What role should financial inclusion play in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals? Is it crucial to these efforts, or relatively unimportant? Opinions on these questions vary widely, and NextBillion has published a growing number of posts that offer very different perspectives. We've gathered these viewpoints into this series.

  • Scaling Up Without Selling Out

    Wall Street players are becoming impact investors. Inclusive fintech innovations are reaching – and raising – billions. Social enterprises both large and small are scaling up and branching out. How can social businesses move forward without compromising their values – or exhausting themselves or their teams? This series will highlight thought-provoking views and new solutions as the impact sector moves into the mainstream.

  • By Women, For Women: Leaders and Innovations in Gender Equity

    From philanthropy to investing to entrepreneurship, women face unique challenges in their quests to make an impact. And yet in spite of cultural and systemic hurdles, women continue to rise through the ranks of impact-focused firms, smashing old paradigms and creating better, more inclusive business models.