Aishwarya Lakshmi Ratan

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As director of the Global Financial Inclusion Initiative at Yale University and Innovations for Poverty Action, Aishwarya Ratan focuses on the design and delivery of effective financial services for the poor. GFII seeks to test, evaluate and replicate interventions to improve products, delivery channels and tools ranging from savings products to mobile money and financial literacy programs. The initiative's rigorous approach to testing and measuring the impact of such innovations aims to ensure that the financial services available to the poor to manage and grow their money are affordable, efficient, secure and welfare-enhancing.
  • Fellow 2012 Social Innovation Fellows
  • Fellow PopTech 2012
  • Salon participant Innovation for Financial Inclusion Salon

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In PopTech's Edition III, measuring real impact

In PopTech's Edition III, measuring real impact

PopTech’s Edition III is now available online. This Edition explores the latest techniques to accurately measure the real impact of innovations designed to do social good.

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Meet the 2012 Social Innovation Fellows: Aishwarya Ratan

Meet the 2012 Social Innovation Fellows: Aishwarya Ratan

Aishwarya Ratan is director of the Global Financial Inclusion Initiative at Yale University and Innovations for Poverty Action, with a goal of ensuring that the financial products, services and tools available to the poor to manage and grow their money are affordable, efficient, secure and welfare-enhancing.

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