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The evolution of agent networks in Africa
Case study: Kenya The majority of mobile-money flows continue to be dominated by cash-in and cash-out (CICO) transactions. This has led to the [...]
The role of insurance for development
This research explores the role of insurance in sustainable development and inclusive growth. DFID partnered with the World Bank, FSDA and Cenfri to [...]
ZPOS: The potential of merchant data in improving credit access
DataHack4FI country winner discovering the prospect of using financial management and accounting systems to generate credit scores Almost half the [...]
Payment systems in sub-Saharan Africa
This two-part note series explores the state of national and regional payment systems in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Note 1 explores themes and [...]
Bizfundi: Improving credit access through tailored business advice
Targeting small businesses with personalised business advice and predicting successful loan applications Micro, small and medium-sized enterprises [...]
The potential of digital platforms as distributors and enablers of insurance in Africa
The past decade has seen the emergence of digital platforms. These digital platforms (also known as multi-sided platforms) connect buyers and sellers [...]
African digital platforms and the future of digital financial services
As societies and economies change, so should the financial products that serve them.The insight2impact facility ׀ i2i in partnership with [...]
Where are the flows? Exploring barriers to remittances in sub-Saharan Africa
Remittance flows represent an increasingly important source of income for sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). Between 2012 and 2015, formal flows steadily grew [...]
Regulating for responsible data innovation
The role of insurance regulators in dealing with risks relating to consumer data protection and privacyData innovation is challenging [...]
A-trader: Promoting investment and savings with robo-advisor services
A case study on DataHack4FI Innovation Award winner for Tanzania  A-trader seeks to assist fellow Tanzanians in reaching their financial and [...]