Publications

Beyond the basics: How smartphones will drive future opportunities for the mobile money industry

12 Nov 2018
  • Belinda Baah
  • Nika Naghavi

Technology is changing the way we access a range of products and services, from viewing digital content to paying for goods and services via our mobile phones. The proliferation of mobile internet and smartphone access in emerging markets is creating new and exciting opportunities to narrow the digital inclusion gap and an opportunity for mobile money providers to leverage the added benefits of smartphones. This publication is part of a […]

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Global Microscope 2018: The Enabling Environment for Financial Inclusion

12 Nov 2018

    The Global Microscope is a benchmarking index that assesses the enabling environment for financial access in 55 countries. The research underscores the evolving landscape of financial inclusion itself. This year’s index was completely revised to take a forward-looking focus on digital financial services, and to address the critical role of financial inclusion envisioned in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This report was originally published on the EIU’s website. 

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    The Digital Financial Services for Agriculture Handbook

    12 Nov 2018
    • Lesley Denyes
    • Nicholas Lesher
    • Meritxell Martinez
    • Hamilton McNutt
    • Mandana Nakhai

    This handbook offers financial services providers an understanding of smallholder farmers and agricultural value chains, and practical guidance on how to develop and launch sustainable financial services for the agricultural sector. It surveys the current landscape in terms of existing DFS offerings in the agricultural sector, to share actual market experience and lessons learned from the pioneers in the market. Although financial inclusion has expanded dramatically in Sub-Saharan Africa over […]

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