27 May 2022

How Effective is Financial inclusion in tackling poverty and income inequality?  Despite the commendable efforts of some countries in Africa to improve financial inclusion, they remain top of the ladder in poverty and inequality. Ironic, right? Poverty and income inequality are two social challenges existing in Africa today and both have the potential to make a hash of any continent’s ...

29 Apr 2022

Rural Inclusion partners with local NGO's in El Salvador to conduct rural research Rural Inclusion CIC has partnered with ADEL Morazán and PADECOMSM to carry out a research project on financial education in the eastern region of El Salvador, as part of Rural Inclusion's "Ostrii" pilot project in Central America. On Friday, 22 April 2022, our co-founder and CEO, Jack Farren, together wi...

16 Apr 2022

The role of Financial Inclusion in reaching the SDGs The Sustainable Development Goals launched in 2015 by the United Nations General Assembly (UN-GA) and intended to be achieved by 2030 are designed to ensure every individual enjoys a better and more sustainable future. These 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs) are non-discriminatory and adopted by developed and developing countrie...

29 Mar 2022

How the Five A’s of Financial Inclusion Drive Results. One of the outstanding explanations of financial inclusion is given by the World Bank. According to the World Bank, “financial inclusion means that individuals and businesses have access to useful and affordable financial products and services that meet their needs – transactions, payments, savings, credit and insurance – delivered ...

14 Mar 2022

Why Partnerships are key to Achieving Financial Inclusion. The pandemic has strengthened the need for partnerships in many industries, including the financial services industry. Although an unprecedented event, it has drastically changed the perception of perception among many individuals and businesses.  In layman’s terms, a partnership happens when two or more parties with mutual in...

03 Mar 2022

Ever heard of a person who built a house without a foundation? In reality, there is a zero percent possibility that this can happen because every building requires a foundation. The foundation is marked as a distinctive compulsory requirement for building a structure that can withstand the toughest winds.  In Africa’s financial industry, the constant wave of innovation among players (fi...