Providing Financial Solutions

In order to provide effective financial solutions we must understand the key enablers to business model sustainability. This includes fostering progressive partnerships, leveraging the role of non-financial institutons, offering technical assistance, and the willingness to learn from failure. This primary topic area includes sub-topics like credit assessment, big data, insurance, and digital finacial services. 

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Rural women writing in notebooks
Report: Key learnings from our Pathways to Prosperity gender deep dive.
Woman farmer sitting on bench smiling
Analysis:

“We may have a farm but often we do not have money for...

Ibero Uganda Coffee Bag
Analysis: Lessons learned from Ibero Uganda’s approach to financially including coffee farming families.
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The Global Microscope assesses the enabling environment for financial inclusion across 5...

OAF
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In Senegal, onion is the most consumed vegetable, but annual production does not...

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

OAF
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.
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Do you currently have a smallholder outgrower scheme? Are you wondering how to...

Analysis: Key insights from Tulaa’s experience in building an end-to-end digital solution connecting farmers to markets
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.

Providing Financial Solutions

In order to provide effective financial solutions we must understand the key enablers to business model sustainability. This includes fostering progressive partnerships, leveraging the role of non-financial institutons, offering technical assistance, and the willingness to learn from failure. This primary topic area includes sub-topics like credit assessment, big data, insurance, and digital finacial services.