FinTech for Global Development

Financial products and services are more abundant than ever, yet access in the developing world remains challenging. Read about innovative approaches to financial inclusion featured at CEGA’s recent annual conference: Evidence to Action, FinTech for Global Development.

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Have Reconciliation Efforts Helped in Postwar Sierra Leone?
Post-conflict recovery requires extensive resources to help individuals and communities suffering from traumas. But what can be done to provide crucial mental health resources in developing countries, where such resources were lacking even beforehand? Work in postwar Sierra Leone by CEGA affiliate Katherine Casey addresses this issue in recent articles in Science and the Washington Post.

How to Convince Someone to Care About Climate Change
A new study co-authored by 2014 Levin Family Fellow Nick Obradovich found that people may be more motivated to act on climate change if they believe it to be a collective issue, suggesting that current messaging to convince individuals to adopt an attitude of personal responsibility may be ineffective in encouraging action.

Innovative Methods for Measuring Political Corruption
Emphasizing the need for new methods to more accurately measure political corruption, a recent Washington Post article references a study by CEGA affiliate Miriam Golden. The study measured gaps between the value of infrastructure stock and the amount spent to build it in difference regions of Italy to look for indicators of bribery and theft.

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