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Technology and Trust Key to Unlock Financial Services for Refugees and the Underbanked

An estimated 2 billion people are unable to access formal financial services, like banks, credit cards and insurance. Refugees can sometimes be part of this group but with unique challenges. We look at how technology and other changes in the banking sector could help get more people into the formal economy. Continue reading Technology and Trust Key to Unlock Financial Services for Refugees and the Underbanked

Live Webinar Preview: Financial Inclusion Efforts to Reduce the World’s Underbanked Population

An estimated 2.6 billion people around the world live with out regular access to banking services, hindering their ability to plan for the future, obtain credit or start a business. Access to formal financial resources is also a major challenge for refugees and similar groups. Read more about Zilient.org’s webinar designed to help broaden financial inclusion for the world’s underbanked population. Continue reading Live Webinar Preview: Financial Inclusion Efforts to Reduce the World’s Underbanked Population

Innovative Education for Refugees

The horrendous conflict in Syria, with an estimated 6.5 million displaced and 3 million refugees, has brought up the challenges of education in emergencies one more time. Worldwide there are around 51.2 million people displaced and 16.7 million refugees, of which approximately half are under 18. As education in emergencies expert and Columbia professor Mary Mendenhall explained this month in a talk at Columbia University, the fact that 80% of these camps are hosted in developing countries is the root of many of the shortcomings refugees face. On top of that, Professor Mendenhall emphasized the lack of funding for education … Continue reading Innovative Education for Refugees