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Digital Credit Market Monitoring in Tanzania

Though digital credit has been in Tanzania for years, there have been few analyses of the country’s digital credit market. Existing studies raise important concerns about digital credit’s impact on customers. To help fill this knowledge gap in Tanzania, CGAP and the Busara Center for Behavioral Economics, at the request of the Bank of Tanzania, analyzed data from three digital credit providers and built a first-of-its-kind, data-driven picture of the digital credit market’s evolution and current state. In total, we looked at transactional and demographic data for more than 20 million loans disbursed over 23 months.