Michiel Wolvers

Michiel worked as consultant on a CGAP project for the energy component of Digital Finance Plus. His work focuses on how off-grid households can access energy options through mobile money micro-credit and digital payments. His aim is on driving digital financial services innovation as a means to creating access to a wider range of tools for low-income households. He is currently working with Insight2impact, a facility dedicated to advancing the impact of data in financial inclusion.

Prior to this, Michiel co-founded a fintech company in Colombia, worked on three financial diaries studies, and acted as a consultant on various projects for UNCDF, IFC, MicroSave, Enclude, among others. Michiel holds a Master of Research in International Development from the University of Bath. He is fluent in English, Spanish, and Dutch.

By Michiel Wolvers


Can User-Friendly Payment Methods Improve Repayment Rates?

When PEG Africa piloted more user-friendly mobile payment methods for its pay-as-you-go solar customers, users started paying more often and in significantly higher amounts than other customers.

What Keeps People from Paying with Their Phones?

To find out why more people aren't going digital in Ghana, CGAP partnered with pay-as-you-go solar company PEG Africa and mobile network operator Tigo Ghana.

Daily Energy Payments Powering Digital Finance in Ghana

New evidence from Ghana suggests that pay-as-you-go solar customers are becoming more active mobile money users.