Promoting meaningful financial inclusion in a digital Africa

Our Research

Original research publications from our team

Social commerce and the digital lives of micro-entrepreneurs

New research from Caribou Data provides a unique perspective into the digital lives of micro-entrepreneurs in Kenya, quantifying how they use digital platforms to...
Bryan Pon
1 min read

Exploring how digital platforms are helping to fill skills…

Our latest research has moved to a new site. Read about the research theme here and where to access our latest work.
Annabel Schiff
2 min read

Platforms and Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa

Any discussion of livelihoods in 2020 should account for the growing role of platforms.
Jonathan Donner
16 sec read

How Platforms are Changing the Landscape of Financial Inclusion

Platforms are increasingly offering financial services, with implications for platform business models and financial inclusion.
Marissa Dean
1 min read

Partner Insights

Research and insights from our partners, Mastercard Foundation's financial inclusion portfolio.

Mobile money driving formalisation and building the resilience of…

In recognition of the Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises Day- June 27- GSMA published a briefing note exploring how mobile money can help informal...
15 sec read

PODCAST: Time to shine for innovative fintech lenders

AVL’s new podcast series features industry leaders discussing the impact of COVID-19 on their work. This episode features Jacob Haar, the Managing Partner at...
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From our Blog

4 Ways Platforms are Driving Financial and Economic Inclusion…

There are hundreds of platforms operating across Africa. Some, like Jumia and OLX, connect providers and buyers of goods, others like Lynk and Hello...
Jessica Osborn
7 min read

Digital Payments and Transfers (P2P): The evolving story of…

Last year we shared the impact story so far on person-to-person payments and transfers (P2P). The latest update of the EGM has folded in...
Niamh Barry
6 min read

Digital credit — The evolving story of how and…

New credit studies contribute to previous insights relating to the use of SMS for improved borrowing behavior and add new insights on longer-term outcomes...
Niamh Barry
5 min read

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