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Snapshot of financial health during peak COVID-19
BFA’s third wave of the rapid online “dipstick” surveys of low- and lower-middle-income respondents in Ghana, India, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, South Africa, the UK,...
June 23, 2020
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Webinar Recap: The impact of COVID-19 on Financial Diaries respondents in Kenya
In this webinar recording, FSD Kenya and BFA Global present key findings from research on the social, financial, and economic impact of COVID-19 on...
June 18, 2020
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Short-term fixes are not enough if SMEs are to survive COVID-19
As the economic effects of the lockdowns worldwide begin to solidify, businesses large and small are collapsing, write BFA Global’s Coco Dong and Michelle...
May 16, 2020
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Inclusive fintech in the time of COVID-19
Catalyst Fund shares several examples of how its portfolio are helping customers in emerging economies through the COVID-19 crisis. By using their existing solutions...
April 20, 2020
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India is missing the tech-opportunity for responding to COVID-19
India should invest and expand the digital payment and commerce network and use it to facilitate social distancing and quarantine, the authors argue. The...
April 15, 2020
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Taking the COVID-19 temperature in emerging markets: A dipstick survey to draw early insights about impact on Livelihoods
At the end of March, BFA conducted a rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19 on the livelihoods of people in seven countries- Kenya,...
April 14, 2020
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Digital financial transfers can supercharge the response to COVID-19
The Kenyan government can and should capitalize on the country’s unique digital financial infrastructure and provide direct cash transfers to help people weather the...
April 13, 2020
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The Financial Inclusion for Refugees Project in Uganda
In 2019, BFA and FSD Uganda launched the Financial Inclusion for Refugees Project to gain insight into the financial lives of refugees- their incomes,...
April 8, 2020
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Why our money is on this Brazilian female fintech founder: meet Monica of Grão
Meet Monica Saccarelli CEO of savings platform Grão & one of few female fintech founders in Brazil. Grão is an app that allows Brazilians...
February 14, 2020
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What will it take for Nigeria’s inclusive fintech sector to flourish?
BFA Global’s Catalyst Fund launched its official presence in Nigeria last year. At the launch, key ecosystem players shared what is needed for Nigeria’s...
February 9, 2020
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