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A New Business Model To Turn On The Lights For Off-Grid Families in Zambia

UNCDF

UNCDF shares results from a pilot project to expand solar and alternative energy products to off-grid Zambians. During the pilot conducted between November 2018 and August 2019, UNCDF, Fenix and MTN tried a new approach that combined access to mobile money and solar products via a single agent. This yielded results. Read more

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Indonesia’s tech giants and unicorns catapult MSMEs into the digital economy

GSMA

What have unicorns and super-platforms in Indonesia done to appeal to and convince MSMEs to digitize merchant payments? GSMA’s Mobile Money Programme’s Live Learning trip to Indonesia provides some of the answers in this blog. Read more

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Growing Digital Financial Inclusion in Senegal

UNCDF

Five years ago UNCDF launched the MM4P programme in Senegal, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation to fast-track digital financial inclusion. UNCDF’s approach – taking a market development approach to increase digital financial inclusion- led to significant gains in Senegal as detailed by this report Read more

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When Youth Entrepreneurship training meets Financial Inclusion

CGAP

Young entrepreneurs will be more likely to succeed if they are provided with integrated services that empower them with the technical know-how to put their business ideas into practice, the business acumen and soft skills to make that practice profitable and the financial savvy to identify and leverage financial services that will allow them to

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Building Zambia’s first Digital Financial Services Platform for smallholder farmers

MercyCorps AFA

MercyCorps’ AgriFin Accelerate program worked with the Zambia National Commercial Bank, as an innovation partner by developing a farmer-centric product and business modeling as well as brokering partnerships to launch AgriPay, a mobile-based platform that provides a holistic customer value proposition for smallholder farmers. Read more

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How Do Kenyans Really Use M-PESA?

CGAP

CGAP recently partnered with the Busara Center for Behavioural Economics to find out how low-income Kenyans use M-PESA. Findings highlighted that M-PESA remains primarily a payments tool while users save elsewhere, digital credit does not stay digital for long, and the average user saw 2 to 5 agents for deposits compared to 10 to 20

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6 Strategies to Promote Digital Financial Product Adoption Among Youth

MercyCorps AFA

HaloYako is a digitally enabled saving service in Tanzania offered by Halotel, an MNO in partnership with FINCA Microfinance Bank and supported in part by Mercy Corps Agrifin Accelerate. The blog shares strategies that have contributed to the success of HaloYako amongst men and women below 35 in Tanzania. Read more

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Youth in Agriculture: A New Generation Leverages Technology

MercyCorps AFA

Mercy Corps AgriFin Accelerate found, 90 percent of farmers ages 18 to 35 in Kenya have high levels of engagement with information and communication technology. They are active users of social media, particularly Facebook, Google and WhatsApp, and are bringing a new dynamism and perspective to agriculture. However, youth are not homogenous. Mercy Corps AgriFin

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Getting off the methods pedestal—how can we assess the impact of Digital Finance on clients?

Niamh Barry

Snapshot 15:’ “Approaches to determining the impact of digital finance programs” addresses one of the key questions of FiDA’s 16 Learning Themes. The FiDA Partnership synthesizes the digital finance community’s knowledge of these Learning Themes as “Snapshots” that cover topics at the client, institution, ecosystem, and impact levels. Spoiler: Snapshot 15: “Approaches to determining the

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Is digital finance changing the lives of the “excluded” for the better?

Niamh Barry

Snapshot 4: “How do advances in digital finance interact with dynamics of exclusion?” addresses one of the key questions of FiDA’s Learning Themes. The FiDA Partnership synthesizes the digital finance community’s knowledge of these Learning Themes as “Snapshots” that cover topics at the client, institution, ecosystem, and impact levels to present “current insights” about the

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