Impact and Measurement

It is important to understand how rural and agricultural finance contributes to poverty reduction and improved livelihoods for rural households.  This includes evaluating the evidence to date, but also designing and executing rigorous quantitative research, and gathering rich qualititative data, all to drive action to improve impact.

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It has been nine years since M-KOPA was conceived and helped kick-start the...

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In 2012, Root Capital launched its Women in Agriculture Initiative (WAI) to better...

Report: In a series of blogs, ISF Advisors and the RAF Learning Lab will introduce major concepts and frameworks that will anchor our upcoming State of the Sector report for rural finance. Building on the “industry model” developed in our 2016 Inflection Point report, these frameworks aim to bring further clarity and insight to the three layers of the market: Rural clients [1], financial service providers, and the capital markets. We hope that by sharing early versions of this thinking we can stimulate debate and discussion across the sector about what is needed to continue to enhance access to rural, agricultural financial services.
Report: CTA's new "Digitalisation of African Agriculture Report" explores the progress made in the field of digital agriculture solutions and aims to serve as a barometer for the current state of D4Ag in Africa. The report offers insights on the future of the sector, and the specific roles stakeholders must play to further unlock its full potential.
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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.
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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.
Tool: On August 31 the Learning Lab team hosted a private webinar for partners where we shared rationale and approach to measuring customer satisfaction in the rural and agricultural finance industry. The presentation from this webinar, alongside a short summary of its learnings and the full webinar recording are now available for public viewing.
Report: The One Acre Fund 2015 Annual Report provides an overview of the organization's progress, forward-looking strategies, and new initiatives. Beginning with an opening letter from the Executive and Managing Directors, the report walks through One Acre's scaling progress and strategy, their impact for 2015, new country expansion opportunities, and stories from the farmers themselves.
Media: The RAF Learning Lab shares its first public webinar on client impact.
Report: The Lab’s first major report explores how financial solutions contribute to poverty reductions and improved livelihoods for smallholder and rural households.
Report: The Learning Lab and the Evans School Policy Analysis and Research Group (EPAR) present a new literature review of the impact of rural and agricultural finance products on smallholders in the African context.
Analysis: The Learning Lab presents an illustrated excerpt of its forthcoming study on the impact case for rural and agricultural finance.

Impact and Measurement

It is important to understand how rural and agricultural finance contributes to poverty reduction and improved livelihoods for rural households.  This includes evaluating the evidence to date, but also designing and executing rigorous quantitative research, and gathering rich qualititative data, all to drive action to improve impact.