Market landscape

Articles, academic studies, field learnings, and research about the landscape of actors and their invovlement in the smallholder and rural finance market. Information for market landscapes is often collected through extensive on-the-ground interviews and workshops.

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How can governments create, incentivize, and regulate space for the private sector in...

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Report: This new Briefing Note from ISF Advisors builds on previous analysis of the natural stages of agricultural finance, and interrogates more deeply the transition that countries make from government-led to more bank-led agricultural finance.
Report: This brief looks at how the COVID-19 crisis will impact commercializing farmers who are at the heart of many countries’ food supply chains, and who depend on vulnerable ecosystems to survive.
Rural farming pathway
Report: COVID-19 poses an imminent threat to rural livelihoods, agricultural trade, and food security. Building on over a decade of research into rural households, our new series aims to identify likely effects of COVID-19 on rural populations and markets.
Rural children in schoolhouse
Report: Recognizing the critical role that women and youth play in rural economies, our Pathways to Prosperity research included deep dives on engaging both client segments in achieving inclusive agricultural transformation. In this blog, we share key learnings from the youth deep dive.
Rural women writing in notebooks
Report: Key learnings from our Pathways to Prosperity gender deep dive.
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The Global Microscope assesses the enabling environment for financial inclusion across 5...

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News: The Mastercard Foundation Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab is thrilled to take ownership of the Smallholder Finance Product Explorer, a project funded by the Mastercard Foundation & the Open Society Foundations, and implemented by One Acre Fund and MIX from 2016-2019. Integrating this dataset with the Lab’s current data platform will ensure users have easy access to a one-stop-shop for critical smallholder finance data.
Report: Major shifts and trends that have shaped the capital market for rural service provision since our 2016 Inflection Point report, ongoing challenges in the market, and a new pathways-based approach to segmenting capital need.
Analysis: This paper explores why it’s been difficult to generate VC-level returns in agriculture, and some solutions that show promise.
Report: Major shifts and trends that have shaped the FSP market since the 'innovation inflection point', and a look into a new model for FSP segmentation.

Market landscape

Articles, academic studies, field learnings, and research about the landscape of actors and their invovlement in the smallholder and rural finance market. Information for market landscapes is often collected through extensive on-the-ground interviews and workshops.