News and Blog

29 May 2019 - In a new article published on NextBillion, MIX's Chrissy Martin Meier and Blaine Stephens share insights into how we can design and collect information on data standards to drive capital to inclusive fintechs.

This is a guest post by Pietro Rocco di Torrepadula, a current Master's candidate at Columbia University' School of International and Public Affairs.  Pietro is currently enrolled in the course "Financial Inclusion: Models and Products to Enhance Access for the Poor", a course co-taught by MIX CEO, Camilla Nestor.  


16 May 2019 - The GIIN today launched the IRIS+ system for impact investors to measure and manage their impact. MIX was glad to provide input into the financial services metrics and framework.

13 May 2019 - The recently published Global Outreach & Financial Performance Benchmark Report 2017-2018 (free to read) highlights global, regional, and national trends in financial services for the poor. While the global trend is positive, regional variations were observed due to a variety of factors resulting from difficult regulatory, political and economic environments.

10 May 2019 - Read on for summaries of articles on diversity in fintech, payments as a platform, the dual-currency dilemma, and gender-disaggregated data.

9 May 2019 - In a post on the CFI at Accion blog, MIX's fintech lead, Chrissy Martin Meier, asks how we can channel the excitement around fintech to drive inclusive innovation.

26 April 2019 - MIX is seeking an intern for the Africa region. S/he will be working closely with the Regional Coordinator to support the growth and expansion of MIX’s core activities in Africa, in line with the organization’s goals of achieving reliable, comparable, and publicly available information on the performance and outreach of Financial Service Providers (FSP).

26 April 2019 - This week's MIX News Brief includes summaries of articles on evolving attitudes toward retail banking; segmentation of smallholder households; and the importance of financial inclusion to poverty eradication.

25 April 2019 - Reflecting on USAID's Digital Financial Inclusion for Development Forum, three principles emerged that can help guide donors and others to enable greater impact through the strategic use of digital finance.

29 March 2019 - This week we highlight the need for financial service providers to compete with, and beat, informal lenders; a digital credit platform that keeps shops stocked and customers happy; rogue mobile money agents and a black market for SIMs in the DRC; and the table setting for the impact narrative already provoking discussion.