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Thought Pieces from May 2013 Conference on Extreme Inclusion

Designing to What People Think, Not Just Do: Basing Product Development on Mental Models and Metaphors
by Ignacio Mas, Senior Fellow, The Center for Emerging Market Enterprises, The Fletcher School

Investing in Inclusion: Welcome the Institutional Investor
by Patrick J. Schena, Adjunct Professor of International Business, The Fletcher School, Senior Fellow, Fletcher’s Center for Emerging Market Enterprises, and Co-Head, CEME’s Sovereign Wealth Fund Initiative

Prepaid & Pay-as-you-go Models for Asset Financing
Analysis of Mobile-Money Business Models for Kickstart (irrigation pumps) and M-KOPA (solar panels) in Kenya
by Nicholas P. Sullivan, Senior Fellow, The Center for Emerging Market Enterprises, The Fletcher School, and Tonny K. Omwansa

The Power of Folk Banking
Why Homespun Financial Services Will Not Disappear Any Time Soon
by Kim Wilson, Lecturer, The Fletcher School and Senior Fellow, The Center for Emerging Market Enterprises, The Fletcher School

Rapid Prototyping: Iterating for Financial Inclusion
by Yanina Seltzer, Financial Sector Analyst, CGAP and Steve Monroe 

Data Without Damage
Researching the Financial Lives of the Poor
by Kim WilsonJohn Hammock, Associate Professor of Public Policy, The Fletcher School and Adjunct Professor, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, and Mehvish Arifeen

Leveraging Public Private Partnerships for Financial Inclusion
by Ron Hynes, Group Executive, Global Prepaid Solutions, MasterCard Worldwide

Beyond A Working Wage: Financial Inclusion for Factory and Farm Workers
Moving from Symptoms to Root Causes
by Henrietta Lake, Director, Lake Advisory

Banking Under Fire: Creating Normalcy through Banking in Post-Conflict Settings
by Anusha Jayatilake, Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy, 2012 and  Lilia Bliznashka, Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy Candidate, 2013
Under the supervision of Karen Jacobsen and Kim Wilson, Fletcher Faculty

Can Mobile Money be Used to Promote Savings? 
Evidence from Northern Ghana
by Jenny C. Aker, Assistant Professor of Economics, The Fletcher School and the Department of Economics, Tufts University and Kim Wilson

Mobile-izing the Mainstream to get Extreme: Inclusive Innovation begets Inclusive Products
by Carolyn Hall McMahon, Innovation Strategist, D2D Fund

A Systems Approach to Financial Services
by Joanna Ledgerwood, Senior Advisor, Access to Finance, Aga Khan Foundation 

Tiendas de la Salud
Health kiosks in rural Guatemala offer women owners stable income and communities crucial  medicine at affordable prices
by Nathan Kennedy, Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy Candidate, 2013
Under the supervision of Kim Wilson, Fletcher Faculty

 

More publications coming soon!

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