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As outlined in my previous blog, with so many people in all three countries preferring informal saving methods to banking, how large are these markets? How much total capital do they possess? And what can we learn from this?

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As mentioned in my previous blog about savings groups in Tanzania, there are massive amounts of capital circulating informally in East Africa. CARE has pointed out time and time again that serving this market is a social and economic win-win for providers and clients, but the persisting geographic, educational and affordability challenges continue to deter providers from making a long-term investment in the lowest-income market. Could an analysis of the size of the market opportunity help to change their minds?

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A recent research report from Accenture has highlighted the enormous revenue opportunity for banks which financial inclusion represents.

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In some parts of the world people used to think it was too difficult to bank the poor. Findings from last week’s webinar launch of the new State of Linkage Report have dispelled that myth.

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This February has marked a key step in CARE’s efforts to promote universal financial inclusion in Tanzania as the National Microfinance Bank (NMB) and CARE announced the official launch on 17 February of a new financial product tailored to the needs of Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLAs) and other groups like them across the country. The product, called Pamoja (meaning ‘together’ in Swahili), is the latest foray by an industry-leading bank into this increasingly visible market segment.

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The Practitioner Hub and the Inclusive Business Action Network have just launched Search Inclusive Business, a first-of-its-kind searchable online database of inclusive business publications. The website brings together over 1,300 reports, case studies, tools and fact sheets relevant to inclusive business from a wide range of authors and organisations.

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CARE is at Davos again this year, talking to the business and government elite who gather each year in the Alpine hide-away for the World Economic Forum. On Friday (21 January) we are co-hosting a discussion event with Accenture Development Partners on the role of banks within financial inclusion, pointing to the key message for banks in our recent Within Reach report which highlights the strength of the business case for banks to engage in financial inclusion, but also highlighting from CARE’s perspective the key role that financial inclusion plays in the empowerment of women, and the imperative for banks to step up to the challenge.

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