Digital Financial Services in Nigeria: State of the Market Report 2017

21 Dec 2017

The notion supporting digital financial services (DFS), mainly through ubiquitous mobile devices as a magic bullet for enhancing access and utility of financial services is still in its nascent stages. Through research engagements, the various dimensions of Nigeria’s financial inclusion conundrum are the primary focus of the Sustainable and Inclusive Digital Financial Services (SIDFS) Initiative hosted at the Lagos Business School. By generating an evidence base, we aim to provide […]

Agent Network Accelerator Research: Nigeria Country Report

21 Dec 2017

With the financial support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) and other regional stakeholders, MicroSave is conducting a four-year research project in eleven focus countries as part of the Agent Network Accelerator (ANA) Project. The Helix Institute of Digital Finance, which manages the ANA project, provides financial sector stakeholders with capacity building trainings to develop sustainable digital finance programmes and operations, through […]

Building a Secure and Inclusive Global Financial Ecosystem

08 Sep 2017

The 2017 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project (FDIP) report evaluates access to and usage of affordable financial services by underserved people across 26 geographically, politically, and economically diverse countries. The report assesses these countries’ financial inclusion ecosystems based on four dimensions of financial inclusion: country commitment, mobile capacity, regulatory environment, and adoption of selected traditional and digital financial services.  The report further examines key developments in the global financial inclusion landscape, highlights selected financial […]

Advancing Financial Inclusion in Nigeria

Sabahat Iqbal
21 Dec 2017

By Sabahat Iqbal Nigeria is one of 25 priority countries for the World Bank Group’s Universal Financial Access Goals to reach 1 billion adults worldwide by 2020, women and men alike –enabling access to a transaction account or an electronic instrument to store money, send payments and receive deposits as a basic building block to manage their financial lives. According to the latest Global Findex report available, 44.2% of adults […]