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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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How Ghana’s new digital finance policy can drive women’s inclusion

CGAP

One of the goals of Ghana’s new digital financial services (DFS) Policy is to close the gender gap by ensuring that at least 85 percent of women have financial accounts by 2023.   But what should the public and private sector consider while implementing the policy to bring real change for women? The authors suggest five

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MTN MoMo Pay Merchant Payments: Expanding women’s Mobile Money use in Ghana

FIBR

MTN Ghana launched a merchant payment service in January 2017 called MoMo Pay to increase mobile money use in markets and drive financial inclusion. BFA Global designed and coordinated a case study, together with GSMA, to assesses the impact of MoMo Pay on female merchants and customers in Ghana. The study includes key takeaways relevant

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Tracking mobile money regulatory responses to COVID-19

GSMA

GSMA’s COVID-19 Response Tracker that monitors mobile money-specific regulatory policy, government, and provider interventions globally, is now public. The tracker which is updated weekly collates data from 32 countries, spread across Sub-Saharan Africa (17), East Asia & Pacific (7), South Asia (4), Middle East & North Africa (3), and Latin America & Caribbean (1).  Key

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From Cauliflower to Unicorns: Five Lessons from Five Years as a Startup

DFI

Gavin Krugel co-founder and the Chief Executive Officer at Digital Frontiers writes about the institute’s five-year journey, the merger with CGAP’s Gateway Academy and shares five lessons he’s learned from running a social enterprise. Read more here

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