BRIDGING THE GAP – Emerging Technology Increase People’s Access To Finance

January 2017 remained a very important month for smartphone users in Nepal, mainly for two big reasons. First, the iPhone was celebrating its tenth anniversary and the second, Nepal Telecom (NT) was launchingLTE-based 4G services for its postpaid GSM users in Kathmandu and Pokhara effective from day one of this year. When late Apple co-founder …

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China’s New Two Child Policy: Too Little, Too Late Deconstructing Branko Milanovic’s “Elephant Chart”: Does It Show What Everyone Thinks? Global migration’s impact and opportunity In India, Black Money Makes for Bad Policy Interview - World's growing inequality is "ticking time bomb" - Nobel laureate Yunus. Mapping Frontier Economies Some concrete proposals for economists and …

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Africa’s community of evidence-informed policymakers is growing fast Asia-Pacific Analysis: R&D spending boosts development Barpak rising from the rubble How the U.S. Can Lead the Fight Against Global Inequality Keep it in the ground: renewable energy breaks new records Linking taxation and social protection - Evidence on redistribution and poverty reduction in Ethiopia Reconnecting Asia …