Jeremiah Grossman

Jeremiah Grossman has over 10 years of experience in law and access to financial services. A lawyer with a Master's degree in international relations, Jerry analyses legal and regulatory constraints to access to finance; drafts electronic money and microfinance regulations; and has developed comparative databases of branchless banking and microfinance regulatory practices around the world. Some examples of Jerry’s recent assignments include working with central bank staff to develop agent banking, branchless banking, and e-money regulations in Namibia, Ethiopia, and Yemen; assessing obstacles to SME access to finance in Egypt; identifying global examples of mobile-enabled financial services for smallholder farmers; supporting efforts to strengthen microfinance regulation and supervision in the Middle East and North Africa; and analyzing regulatory frameworks for branchless banking and access to finance in Angola, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, South Africa, Uganda, and Zambia.

By Jeremiah Grossman


Serving Smallholder Farmers: Recent Developments in Digital Finance

This Focus Note introduces some recent developments in digital financial services for smallholder farmers. The case studies identify traditional pain points in serving this segment, discuss how DFS are being used, and highlight some initial obstacles and successes.