Financial Inclusion in Action

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Catalysing Digital Financial Services Through School Fees Payments


With a big smile on his face, Timothy can’t help but show his friends and family, the newest feature of his mobile phone. When people ask him the reason, he proudly says “You know what I have done using this? I have paid school fees for my daughter Jessy, right from the comfort of my… Continue reading

Smart Electronic Ticketing for Public Transport


We met Kinnee at one of the Vodafone e-ticketing roadshows. She, like other Fijians, had queued up at the Vodafone canopy to get her eTransport card. This digital card has been designed to replace the existing cash-based fare collection system across buses in Fiji. There was something that made Kinnee’s case particularly interesting – she… Continue reading

Reducing the vulnerability of grass-roots people in Papua New Guinea: Delivering microinsurance in a particularly challenging environment


Papua New Guinea (PNG) has one of the lowest insurance penetration rates in the world. According to Bank of Papua New Guinea less than 5% of PNG’s 7 million people have insurance of any kind. Nationwide Microbank (NMB), the South Pacific’s largest microfinance institution, and Pacific MMI, a leading national insurance company, have entered into… Continue reading