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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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Ahead of the Syria conference in London in early February, donors and governments in the region are working closely to agree a new plan for responding to the refugee crisis in the region. The private sector will be critical to its success.

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Out on the conference circuit last year, I heard a lot about using a partnership approach (combining resources and efforts with others to reach some kind of mutually beneficial outcome) in order to reach more people (the most common definition of scale) and bring about change in the long term (impact). My challenge to other development colleagues, and to those I’d met previously at some of these conferences, was that we move away from sound-bite statements, and focus instead on being proactive about piloting and getting on with implementing.

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