Lesley-Ann Vaughan

Lesley-Ann Vaughan works with CGAP's Customer & Provider Solutions Team to push the frontiers of digital finance.

By Lesley-Ann Vaughan


From Integrations to Innovation: Implementing an Evolving API Strategy

This primer outlines important considerations and initial actions for DFS providers who are ready to move from one-off API integrations to an iterative process of building open APIs.

Connecting the Dots: Interoperability and Technology

For interoperability to work, technology must do more than move transactions from Point A to Point B. It must be optimized to ensure security, encourage use, promote innovation and handle the inevitable time when something goes wrong.

Avoiding Common Pitfalls Along the Journey to Open APIs

Payments providers can grow revenues by allowing third-parties to create apps that leverage digital payment platforms, but the potential for reward comes with risk. Taking a "maturity model" approach can help providers avoid common pitfalls.

Digital Rails

By opening up their payments platforms to third parties—such as financial technology companies, software developers, startups, and digital banks—providers can open the door to the development of innovative products that can be brought to market quickly.