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Tool: The fourth in the Learning Brief series, our latest research aims to help those working in agricultural finance better understand how to influence decision makers. This short brief and related infographic provide six core principles to effectively influence key stakeholders in agricultural finance.

International Finance Corporation (IFC) supports institutions seeking to develop digital financial services (DFS)...

Smallholder finance

In 2016, the Mastercard Foundation and IFC’s Partnership for Financial Inclusion Program jointly...

Analysis: The eighth blog in the Pulse series explores the rising number of new databases emerging in smallholder finance and the opportunities for funders/donors, financial service providers, and researchers to engage.
Community: The Learning Lab is excited to hire a new Learning Manager to oversee all partner learnings within the Learning Lab portfolio. If you are interested in applying, please review the job description in the post and submit your cover letter and resume in one PDF document to [email protected] using “Job Applicant: Learning Manager” as the subject line.
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Media: In this seven-minute video, the Lab digs deep into business model sustainability by following the Musoni Kenya team to understand how going digital can help achieve scale and drive profitability.
What's your impact?
Analysis: The seventh blog in the Pulse series unpacks what we know about farmer impact and identifies the knowledge gaps for improving our understanding moving forward.
2017 RAF Partner Workshop
Tool: On November 10, RAF partners and friends gathered for the third annual Mastercard Foundation RAF Partner Learning Workshop in Accra, Ghana. Using research from the Lab's third learning brief, this year's theme was focused on understanding sustainable business models for serving smallholder farmers. The day long workshop included a series of partner speaker presentations, break-out discussions and activities to identify real life opportunities for executing sustainable partnerships, and ample time for networking.
Report: This October 2017 Better Than Cash Alliance report examines how shifting to digital payments can provide powerful solutions to help countries improve agricultural productivity and ensure food security, bringing higher incomes and greater financial inclusion.
Analysis: On October 5, 2017 the RAF Learning Lab hosted a RAF Partner webinar to discuss and share learnings from our Annual Learning Review. View the deck below for more information.
Multiple farmers working in single field
Report: On behalf of IDH and Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), Enclude has recently completed a report analyzing trends and lessons learned about how technical assistance can contribute to scaling investments in the agricultural sector.