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Media: The RAF Learning Lab shares its first public webinar on client impact.
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Analysis: The eleventh briefing note in a series from the Initiative for Smallholder Finance explores how innovative lenders are using new data sources and analytics to assess the creditworthiness of borrowers. The full report is available for download here.
Analysis: Recently, an increasing number of food and agribusiness multinational enterprises (F&A MNEs) are recognizing the economic potential of smallholder inclusion in Africa, Asia, and Latin America. The 2016 report, "Critical Success Factors for Smallholder Inclusion in High Value-Adding Supply Chains by F&A MNEs", carefully outlines key opportunities to engage smallholders in tight global value chains.
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.
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Speaker presentations posted from the Learning Lab's first public convening on client voice...

Report: Root Capital's December issue brief, Investing in Resilience: A Shared Value Approach to Agricultural Extension, focuses on scaling climate-smart practices through agricultural extension services.
News: Opportunity International enters into a groundbreaking agreement with fintech company MyBucks Group to better serve customers throughout Africa.
Analysis: The Learning Lab presents an illustrated excerpt of its forthcoming study on the impact case for rural and agricultural finance.
Report: This white paper from Mercy Corps' AgriFin Accelerate program explores the major findings of a 2015 ecosystem study of digital financial and non-financial services for smallholders in Kenya.
Report: The 2015 international FGDA conference, "Improving Financial Inclusion of Smallholder Farmers”, brought together industry experts from MFIs and agricultural finance providers to exchange ideas and share best practices to close the financing gap for smallholder farmers.
Analysis: Dalberg's Christabell Makokha provides a preview of Kenya ecosystem findings from an upcoming Mercycorps AgriFin Accelerate white paper.