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Associate Elise Sidamon-Eristoff

Elise Sidamon-Eristoff is part of the Financial Access for Investing in the Development of Afghanistan (FAIDA) project management unit in Chemonics’ Afghanistan region.

by Elise Sidamon-Eristoff

Access to Finance for Youth: An Opportunity in Afghanistan

What is financial inclusion? Financial inclusion seeks to increase the number of individuals who are able to access formal financial services, with a focus on providing access to marginalized populations such as youth or women. According to the World Bank, almost 40 percent of the adults in the world do not use formal financial services,…

How Mobile Money Can Cut Down on Corruption in Afghanistan

Increasingly over the last several years, using mobile money as a tool for spurring economic growth and development has been heralded as a laudable development endeavor, and rightfully so. Those familiar with this narrative will quickly point to the case of Kenya’s M-PESA. From media coverage to academic studies, the rapid growth of mobile money…