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31.03.2018 | Habitat’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter | Habitat’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter

In the absence of affordable housing solutions and accessible financing options, the majority of lower-income families resort to building incrementally based on their needs and available resources. Increasingly, financial institutions serving BOP...

26.03.2018 | ADA | ADA

In Sub-Saharan Africa as elsewhere, Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) play a crucial role in economic development and job creation. However the sector hardly achieves its full potential because of a series of challenges, among which is...

13.03.2018 | The Mastercard Foundation & Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab | The Mastercard Foundation & Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab

Previous research by the Mastercard Foundation Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab (the Lab) and the Initiative for Smallholder Finance (ISF) estimates that formal financial institutions and value chain actors only meet one sixth of the USD...

28.02.2018 | ADA | ADA

The African Microfinance Week (referred to as the SAM, based on the French acronym) is a major conference dedicated to the development of financial inclusion in Africa that takes place every two years and the last edition took place from the 9th to...

15.02.2018 | EAVCA | EAVCA

Even with the robust growth in FinTech, some questions remain unanswered - what spurred the FinTech growth? Is it scaleable? Is it sustainable? How are global economies such as India and China accommodating the FinTech disruption? This report traces...

13.02.2018 | M. Höfling | BCtA ( Business Call to Action)

MicroEnsure brings affordable microinsurance to low-income mobile phone users in Africa and Asia by partnering with insurance companies and mobile phone service providers. The company joined the Business Call to Action (BCtA) in 2012 with a pledge...

25.01.2018 | S. Cheston, S. Kelly, A. McGrath, C. French & D. Ferenzy | Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion , Institute of International Finance

Emerging consumers present a promising market for insurance, and creative insurance companies have been developing promising models to reach this market for years. Since the 1990s, the microinsurance movement has demonstrated the benefits of...

10.01.2018 | Bankable Frontier Associates (BFA) | FinMark Trust

This report sets out a framework for defining digital financial identity and its general use cases. The report follows on to consider the current available information about drivers and needs in the SADC identity environment before describing...

31.12.2017 | The World Bank | The World Bank

The evidence that women both drive agricultural production and rely on it for their livelihoods means that greater financial and informational service provision to women, especially through digital channels, could increase the efficiency and...