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10 August 2018
Kenyan smallholder family crowds around a tablet
What can today’s digital fundraising platforms learn from long-held traditions of giving? We spoke with givers in Kenya to find out.
01 August 2018
Ugandan child uses a solar lamp to study at night
In Africa, some of the most innovative ideas in education financing are coming from an unlikely source - an off-grid solar company.
17 July 2018
A woman makes a mobile money transfer
Off-grid solar companies could boost revenue and reach more low-income customers by becoming master mobile money agents in remote areas.
12 July 2018
Solar light demonstration in Burundi
Many off-grid solar companies are familiarizing customers with digital payments and helping them find mobile money agents. Should they go a step further and start managing agent networks?
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10 July 2018
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A pediatrician examines a child in a Nairobi hospital.
Bundling microinsurance with other mobile financial products is making health insurance more affordable and useful for low-income patients in Kenya.
05 July 2018
A major Mozambican cotton producer found that local farmers thought bank accounts were only for wealthier people. It teamed up with an innovative bank to show that wasn’t true.
26 June 2018
Woman on bicycle in Cote d'Ivoire
Mobile money is driving overall progress in financial inclusion in Côte d’Ivoire, but it’s also highlighting a digital divide that could leave excluded segments behind if not dealt with through smart policy.
26 June 2018
Easy access to agents makes people more likely to use digital financial services, but business as usual has left remote communities underserved. Here are some ways governments and providers are expanding agent networks in hard-to-serve areas.
21 June 2018
Mobile money account ownership tripled in Ghana from 2014 to 2017, making the country one of the fastest growing mobile money markets in Africa. How? Smart regulations played a key role.
14 June 2018
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Mobile banking agent helps a customer in Bangladesh
In countries where regulators favor “bank-led” digital finance models, nonbanks are playing important – even dominant – roles in digital finance.

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