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As COVID-19 spread to low-and middle-income countries with limited health budgets and a lack of resources, datasets can help determine the most urgent needs of specific communities or groups in this time of crisis, such as those of women and girls. However, many organizations and governments lack the resources and skills needed to be truly data driven.
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Digital financial inclusion is one of the most important ways to promote more effective development around the world. Devex partnered with one of the world’s largest financial institutions to learn from the people most impacted and bring fresh insights to those financing and influencing the issue.
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