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COVID-19 exposes opportunities as well as vulnerabilities for migrants’ remittances to Senegal

UNCDF

In Senegal, most remittance services operate over-the-counter cash collections but lockdown restrictions are making it hard for people to collect the money sent by relatives abroad. Even as remittances dwindle due to lockdowns in the countries where the migrant workers are based, UNCDF says more action is now needed to develop and scale up digital

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Social commerce and the digital lives of micro-entrepreneurs

Bryan Pon

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 enable their business.

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Making digital financial solutions relevant and accessible for Zambian smallholder farmers

MercyCorps AFA

In 2015, Mercy Corps launched the AgriFin Accelerate (AFA) Programme; a six-year, $24 million project with an ambitious goal of reaching one million farmers with digital financial services across Kenya, Tanzania and Zambia. This blog focused on Zambia tells the story of the program between 2015 and 2019 during which AFA and a network of

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Open Banking: 7 Ways Data-Sharing Can Advance Financial Inclusion

CGAP

Senior financial sector specialist Stefan Staschen makes a strong case for open banking in emerging markets and why it would be important especially today in a COVID-19 world.   Open banking, he writes, could advance financial inclusion in emerging markets by dealing with some of the pain points related to spending, savings, and credit, usually experienced

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Inclusive fintech in the time of COVID-19

FIBR

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 and additional innovations, the fintechs are helping people access critical health insurance, send money to their families, access essential goods and services, and better manage current finances via financial advice. In

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Inching closer to understanding the digital finance impact question

Niamh Barry

As impact evidence grows, so should our understanding of the impact of various digital finance products on low income users. We've launched the third addition of our EGM, revealing new insights with almost double the studies since 2017.

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DFS use among digital Kenyans

Bryan Pon

This research explores how digital financial services are used in Kenya, providing valuable insights for product managers, FinTech entrepreneurs, policymakers, and DFS practitioners.

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DFS use among digital Kenyans

Bryan Pon

The report is based on a representative sample of 1,000 Kenyans with data-enabled mobile phones—“Digital Kenyans”—gathered between September and November 2017 by Caribou Data.

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