The World Is Mobile, Why Isn't Our Data?

This blog post was originally published by FinDev Gateway blog in November 2019 The world is on the move. Over 164 million migrant workers make a living in a foreign country, drawn by the chance to earn higher wages or, in some cases, to earn anything at all. They are joined by almost 26 million refugees who have been forced to flee due to conflict. While some would prefer to remain abroad, most want to return home at one point and restart their lives with additional skills or savings. Women working in India. Photo by Peter Paul Ekka, 2016 CGAP Photo Contest. Unfortunately, while migrant workers are on the move, their data is not. Due to regulations and poor design, financial, employment, an