Latin America and the Caribbean
As a direct continuation of IMTFI’s original project in 2008-2009, the team will move to the next phase of the design process: prototyping financial tools and service models with cooperative farmers and their stakeholders with the intention of creating scalable innovations for financial management and the securing of much-needed funds. Their approach is to utilize the sustainable trade industry's connections to thousands of farmers and consumers to build robust m-banking services with ICT's. The goal of these services will be financial inclusion, infrastructure support and the development of a culturally customizable platform that scales.
Melissa Cliver, Catherine Howard, Rudy Yuly
About the Researcher(s)
Rudy Yuly is a Seattle-based writer, editor, communications consultant and biographer who has served a wide range of clients with an emphasis on corporate social responsibility (CSR), higher education, and not-for-profit organizations.
Synopsis of Research Results
Link to Melissa Cliver's white paper: New Organizatinoal Models: Open-Source Financial Services Research.