How Social Norms Affect Women’s Financial Inclusion

Mar 31, 2017
Social norms influence nearly every aspect of daily life, including how we interact with financial services. Restrictive social norms are part of the reason why 42 percent of women and girls worldwide, approximately 1.1 billion, do not participate in the formal financial system.

The FinTech Ecosystem of Pakistan

Mar 28, 2017
FinTechs are technology-focused start-ups, innovating products and services currently provided by the financial services industry.[1] The importance of FinTechs for emerging markets such as Pakistan, is promising as they play a vital role digitizing payments

Creating Social Impact Using Supply Chain Finance – A Case Study of Unlocking Access to Low Cost Fertilizer in Pakistan’s Agri Value Chain

Feb 14, 2017
Innovative supply chain financing presents an unprecedented opportunity to disrupt traditional SME banking credit models, and, improve the livelihoods of millions of people in emerging markets. Innovation in supply chain financing is primarily driven by combining a key value proposition

Fintech Disrupt Challenge 2016

Feb 2, 2017
Karandaaz Pakistan recently held a Fintech Disrupt Challenge (FDC 2016) in collaboration with the Lahore University of Management Sciences Center for Entrepreneurship (LCE) with the aim of fostering fintechs in the country. Three fintech start-ups emerged as winners of FDC

Contextualizing P2G within an E-Government Approach

Dec 22, 2016
The Central Bank of Jordan and the Indian State of Karnataka have been developing their person-to-government (P2G) payment channels and instruments within larger e-government initiatives.

Good Intentions: Why What You Measure in Financial Inclusion is So Important to the Outcomes You Achieve

Oct 31, 2016
Financial inclusion is increasingly recognised as a policy instrument to deliver on policy objectives such as welfare, health outcomes and food security. In fact, it is deemed so important that the recently published in SDGs