Posts about Fund for Rural Prosperity

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Community: Part 1 of ISF's and RAF Learning Lab's Pulse series shares insights and trends on customer centric approaches in the rural and smallholder finance sector.
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Media: On February 28 and March 1 the RAF Learning Lab team – in collaboration with Dalberg – hosted a webinar summarizing insights from our second Learning Brief, Better together: Last mile partnerships for smallholder finance.
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Analysis: The second in the Lab's Learning Brief series, "Better together: Last mile business partnerships for smallholder finance,"* offers baseline insights for building or enabling businesses partnerships to better serve smallholders. These are early findings from an ongoing study of four value chain/technology players looking to partner with financial institutions.
Analysis: Smallholder asset lender Juhudi Kilimo used a cloud-based management information system to improve its operational efficiency. Then it tested a new SMS reminder initiative, which proved promising in pilot but faced challenges during rollout. Elvin Walela tells this chapter in the story of Juhudi's digital journey.
Tool: Speaker presentations posted from the Learning Lab's October 2016 partner gathering where financial service providers and other practitioners shared experiences and research on digitally-enabled finance and customer centricity.