28 May 2019

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) is an independent think tank whose mission is to empower poor people through financial inclusion solutions. CGAP works to develop financial systems that help people rise out of poverty, sustain their gains, and advance broader global development goals.

In their new paper, “Fintechs and Financial Inclusion: Looking past the hype and exploring their potential,” CGAP references their work with 18 fintech pilots in Africa and South Asia to better understand innovations in fintech and the financial inclusion opportunities they present.

This paper offers key insights for funders seeking to better understand the potential impact of fintechs in the financial inclusion space.

Read the full CGAP report here.

Learn more about the 18 fintech pilots by reading their case studies here. ...

24 May 2019

Data Analytics (DA) has the potential to unlock groundbreaking opportunities for investors and farmers in smallholder finance. Financial Service Providers, Digital Service Providers, and donors must work together to realize this potential. 

Watch our video below to learn more about the business case for data analytics.

Read the full Learning Brief: Big data could mean big opportunity to dig deeper.

13 May 2019

AGRA, MUCOBA Bank and SELF Microfinance Fund partnership has seen smallholder paddy farmers in 18 villages in Iringa Rural District, Tanzania receive digital disbursed agro loans totaling about $1M in three years effective 2018. Watch the full video here