24 October 2016
Man stands outside small shop, Kenya
Digital credit is on the rise in Kenya. While digital lenders are expanding access to credit for many Kenyans, they are operating outside regulation by any financial sector authority–and some key consumer protection concerns have started to emerge.
20 October 2016
BOMA Mentor uses tablet to collect data, Kenya
In 2013, the BOMA Project started moving to a digital data collection system for its programs in Kenya. This system has made data collection less costly, more timely and more reliable, with greater accountability translating into improved results for program participants.
18 October 2016
Human-centered design meeting for Wave Money Myanmar
Myanmar has experienced remarkable growth in smartphone penetration compared to other frontier markets. A partnership between Wave Money, CGAP and Small Surfaces is leveraging human-centered design to build a digital finance app, seeking to capitalize on this opportunity to reach the unbanked.
17 October 2016
UNSGSA, H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands with H.E. Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia
The recent visit to Indonesia by the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA)–H.M. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands–provided a unique opportunity to better understand key accomplishments, challenges and opportunities for financial inclusion in the country.