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Closing the gap between uptake and usage of financial products
Why is it that 80 percent of bank account holders in Madagascar only use their accounts once a month or less? What makes the parents of a child [...]
It’s not just about price: Innovative Solutions to Africa’s Remittances Problem
Innovative Solutions to Africa’s Remittances Problem You want to send money home because your sister is desperately ill and your mom [...]
The role of insurance for growth in Africa
Does insurance matter for welfare and growth? Within the microinsurance discourse, the answer to this question is usually considered from the risk [...]
Having that awkward conversation: Using mobile research to get more honest answers from people
I bought myself a fitness band recently and I’ve found it quite useful in encouraging me to get off the couch. But, if I’m completely honest, I [...]
Thinking outside the (financial inclusion) measurement box
In 2014, the Bank of Ghana (BOG) granted permission for reduced KYC requirements for a new Fidelity Bank product that targeted consumers at the [...]
Measurement through the consumer lens
During my tenure at South Africa’s National Treasury, the discussions around financial inclusion often focused on seemingly straightforward [...]
Then and now: Shaping our latest tools in financial inclusion
(Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series.) “We shape our tools and thereafter our tools shape us” – [...]
Rich enough for a discount?
Tax credits and employer subsidies are required to make medical schemes affordable for those earning just above tax threshold. Pre-funded health [...]
Deepening measurement in financial inclusion
You manage what you measure and thus it is important to have a measurement framework that drives the right behaviour. Financial inclusion has strong [...]
Delivering on the promise of digitising payments in Zambia
Digital financial inclusion holds great promise. A McKinsey report last year found that digital finance could add up to $3.7 trillion to [...]