With 70% Unbanked Population, Myanmar Bets on Fintech to Improve Financial Inclusion

Despite the Myanmar government’s push to expand access to financial services, the country still trails far behind the rest of Asia in rates of participation in formal financial services, financial literacy, savings rates and the use of digital financial services, according to a new report by social enterprise ONOW Myanmar. But fintech and mobile technology […]

Social Business Seeks to Boost 100,000 Sesame-Farming Households

Proximity Designs, a social enterprise and one of Myanmar’s largest providers of agricultural products and services, aims its service to reach 100,000 sesame-farming households in the next three years. The social enterprise announced this during the launch of its research paper titled When It Rains, It Pours: Challenges and Opportunities in Myanmar’s Sesame Value Chain. […]