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Insights

Currency of Trust: Consumer Behaviors and Attitudes Toward Digital Financial Services in India

Research Report May 16, 2017

In a new research report, Omidyar Network brings the voice of the consumer to the forefront of the discussion around adoption and usage of digital financial services in India.

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Newsroom

5 innovations to tackle property rights

Article May 22, 2017

Peter Rabley explores recent innovations that have the potential to improve property rights across the world.

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From the Blog

How Listening to Consumers Can Help Bridge the Digital Divide and Build a Currency of Trust in Financial Services in India

May 17, 2017

Vikas is a vegetable farmer and trader in rural Maharashtra, India. Every day, before heading to the market, he takes photos of his daily yield of produce and sends them to a few wholesalers using WhatsApp.

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