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Counting cash is a stand-out skill of oral adults.

As part of a larger study of oral financial numeracy, My Oral Village conducted a study of numeracy among 80 illiterate adults, mostly female users of financial services, in Cambodia and Tanzania in 2015. This 5-page Briefing Note summarizes the results of the study, including the meaning of the multi-digit divide, awareness of information contained in financial records, arithmetic capabilities, understanding of calendar time and use of mobile money apps. It identifies implications for digital finance, and key strengths of oral financial numeracy that can ground enhanced financial interface design.

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