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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 [...]
15 innovations in data collection methods: Broadening the financial inclusion survey toolkit
Advances in technology have fundamentally changed the way in which survey and behavioural data is collected. There has been a steady decline in [...]
7 innovations in quantitative research: Broadening the financial inclusion survey toolkit
In a previous blog on 10 innovations in qualitative research, I wrote about the importance of using a greater variety of research designs, methods [...]
10 innovations in qualitative research
Demand-side surveys (DSS) in financial inclusion are growing in popularity. These are surveys that focus on the consumers of financial services and, [...]
Cash is king for Africans sending money from the UK
The way we stay in touch, do our shopping, and even the ways in which some of us find love, have all gone digital. Yet, for the vast majority of [...]
Diving into the data
Micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) are recognised globally as a major engine of growth and employment creation. Access to finance is [...]
The tip of the (data) iceberg in Uganda
Faith owns a small fruit-selling business in Uganda. Like most small business owners in Uganda, Faith started her enterprise with her own income and [...]
The data effects of mobile money in Uganda
As you leave Kampala and its busy streets, you head into rural Uganda where you exchange small shops and boda-bodas for plots of coffee, maize, goats [...]
Save me from myself
Exploring the disconnect between providers and consumers of savings products in Zambia “Yes, I do save. I have a bank account in Kabwe, two [...]
Farming for data in Kenya
Thoughts from the first event in the #DataHacks4FI meet-up series in Nairobi In Kenya, agriculture is the second largest contributor to GDP and [...]