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Indian Banking Widens Reach

Yesterday’s Times of India pointed to a development by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to extend its services. It has yet to be seen how this initiative will be taken up by BoP users both rurally and in urban neighbourhoods not currently not served by banks. Continue reading

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Increasing the customer’s span of control seems to imply success

We broke down the basic concept of the 'pay as you go' or prepaid mobile plan – in general, discounting the details of the various different strategies and pricing/time plans of different countries as a way to begin understanding what … Continue reading

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Project 1: Payment strategies for irregular incomes at the BoP

What insights can we derive from observing and understanding how those at the BoP currently manage their household budgets to inspire new transaction models or pricing strategies for businesses wishing to serve the poor more effectively, yet profitably? The focus … Continue reading

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The iBoP Asia Project Small Grants program

The Ateneo School of Government, with the International Development Research Centre, is implementing a project entitled Science and Technology Innovations for the Base of the Pyramid in Southeast Asia. By building partnerships with and among research councils, government agencies, business … Continue reading

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