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The Global Microscope assesses the enabling environment for financial inclusion across 5...

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

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: In a series of blogs, ISF Advisors and the Mastercard Foundation Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab (the 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, financial service providers (FSPs), 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.
Report: Utilizing e-commerce in agriculture offers several benefits, including improved income for farmers and fresher produce for customers. In developing economies where agriculture is often an outsized contributor to GDP, these benefits could be especially impactful.
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Report: Over the course of six months, the Lab and Dalberg Design worked with partners to understand their learning challenges and co-design potential solutions to those challenges. The learning solutions we co-designed were piloted by three partners and are compiled in the newly released, “Dynamic learning playbook: Intentional learning practices to achieve social impact.”
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The changes involved when a financial institution ‘goes digital’ touches all levels of...

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Report: A new landscape report by ISF Advisors, with support from the Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture, highlights the current status and future development of agricultural insurance for smallholder farmers. Based on interviews with more than forty-five key agricultural insurance stakeholders, our research paints a picture of an industry that shows great potential but struggles to achieve the necessary scale and product-level refinements.
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In 2016, the Mastercard Foundation and IFC’s Partnership for Financial Inclusion Program jointly...

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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.