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25.11.2016 | FSD Africa | FSD Africa

This particular case study looks at the role FSD Kenya has played in the design and uptake of M-Shwari, a combined savings and loans product launched through a collaboration between the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) and Safaricom. It considers the...

31.10.2016 | K. Burritt, G. Coetzee | CGAP

Many financial service providers struggle with high levels of account dormancy and customer dropouts, limited service usage, and loss of their best clients to other providers (GMSA 2014; Cheston, Conde, Arpitha, and Rhyne 2016). Negative customer...

06.10.2016 | J.C. Izaguirre, T. Lyman, C. McGuire et al. | CGAP

The rapid scaling of digital stored-value products coincides with a sustained interest (initially triggered by the 2008 global financial crisis) in establishing or strengthening deposit insurance systems, and with emerging frameworks that extend...

03.10.2016 | A.B. Fanta, K. Mutsonziwa, D. Naidoo | FinMark Trust

This paper provides cross-country comparisons of financial literacy in the SADC region. It also presents the link between financial literacy and product uptake including the relationship between financial literacy and productive usage of debt. The...

30.09.2016 | J. Zollman, J. Abrams, S. Meka et al. | FSD Africa

In this report, the authors look at the experience of cusp group borrowers and the lenders who serve them in three distinctive markets—South Africa, Ghana, and Kenya—to better understand what healthy credit market development would mean for this...

30.09.2016 | T. Vasudevan, E. Lahaye, C. Riquet et al. | CGAP

In 2015, BCEAO published guidelines for e-money that replace the 2006 framework and that will influence how DFS markets develop in WAEMU going forward. CGAP undertook the task of updating its understanding of the market for DFS in WAEMU and share...

30.09.2016 | A. Gibson, D. Elliot, D. Johnson | FSD Africa

This case study looks at the efforts FSD Kenya has made to strengthen semi-formal rural delivery channels and build linkages with formal financial service providers through savings groups. It also considers the extent to which FSD Kenya’s strategy...

30.09.2016 | N. Clotteau, B. Measho | Universal Postal Union (UPU)

The Global Panorama on Postal Financial Inclusion 2016 is the second opus of the UPU's flagship publication on the contribution of postal networks to financial inclusion. The study reveals that 91% of Posts worldwide offer some form of financial...

30.09.2016 | Basel Committee on Banking Supervision | BIS

As stated in the foreword to the 2012 Core Principles for Effective Banking Supervision (“Core Principles”) of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (“Committee”), “effective banking supervisory practices are not static. They evolve over time...

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