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How fintech startups can grow by building value for existing users

AVL

This new paper features case studies on fintech startups around the world that have successfully grown their value propositions during the COVID-19 pandemic . These startups, all portfolio companies of Accion Venture Lab, illustrate three core strategies for growing value among existing users: Motivate increased usage of existing products, Broaden the suite of products specific

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How domestic fintech ecosystems shape the nature of innovation

FIBR

David Porteous and Arend Kulenkampff on how fintech innovation can help achieve faster inclusive growth in Kenya, Egypt, Nigeria and South Africa. This blog, the authors write, is the first in the Recovtech project series which is engaging policy makers and private sector innovators in the above four leading African economies on how best to promote

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How early-stage fintechs can leverage data to drive business decisions

AVL

Published by AVL, this how-to guide offers early-stage fintech companies a step by step approach on how to measure and track metrics for better decision-making and reporting. Read more here

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What does effective acceleration look like for inclusive tech startups?

FIBR

Catalyst Fund and partners share more than 10 years’ lessons learned from fintech accelerators in emerging markets, the US, and UK. These accelerators have together supported over 100 startups providing fintech solutions to underserved populations to improve their financial health. The brief uncovers best practices for programs providing direct support to inclusive fintech startups or

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Measuring the influence of financial services on reaching the SDGs

CGAP

The authors share results and learnings from the UNCDF Impact Pathways tool which provides a way to measure how investments in the digital economy can benefit individuals and ultimately contribute to meeting the SDGs. The Impact Pathways tool has been used across two mobile money providers and two banks in Zambia, Fiji, the Solomon Islands

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Inclusive fintech startups are pioneering products for the digital generation

FIBR

The needs of the digital generation, and in particular of the gig and digital economy workers, are unique, and few products in the market are currently designed to meet the needs of this customer segment, writes BFA’s Shiro Njoroge. This segment, she adds, is poised to be core drivers for inclusive economic recovery in emerging

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Data privacy concerns influence financial behaviors in India, Kenya

CGAP

CGAP’s new research results show that customers’ concerns about data privacy influence how they interact with financial services to a greater extent than has often been recognized. Over the past two years, CGAP has been working to understand how much low-income customers care about data privacy and whether their concerns change their behaviors. In 2019,

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Beyond one billion: The evolution of Africa’s growing mobile money market – Part 1

GSMA

Using findings of the 2019 State of the Industry Report on Mobile Money, the authors dig into Arica’s impressive mobile money growth. The authors note that 2019 saw a pivotal shift in the use cases of mobile money across the continent and for the first time, digital transactions made up the majority of African mobile

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Tracking Mobile Money Regulatory Responses to COVID-19 – Part 2

GSMA

GSMA developed a COVID-19 Response Tracker to monitor mobile money-specific regulatory, policy, government, and provider interventions globally.  In earlier insights from the tracker, GSMA noted that fee waivers, increasing transaction and balance limits, flexible KYC and on-boarding, and social and humanitarian transfers were the most commonly used regulatory measures to fight the immediate impact of

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What it takes to develop and manage a digitally-enabled field force

MercyCorps AFA

Read Mercy Corps’ learnings and insights on how to develop and manage a successful digitally-enabled agricultural field force, an approach that was key to the success of the organization’s six-year AgriFin Accelerate (AFA) program. Through the AFA program, Mercy Corps and partners developed digital platforms to enable smallholder farmers to easily access a bundle of

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