Promoting meaningful financial inclusion in a digital Africa

Our Research

Original research publications from our team

Exploring how digital platforms are helping to fill skills…

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Platforms and Livelihoods in Sub-Saharan Africa

Any discussion of livelihoods in 2020 should account for the growing role of platforms.
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How Platforms are Changing the Landscape of Financial Inclusion

Platforms are increasingly offering financial services, with implications for platform business models and financial inclusion.
Marissa Dean
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Micro-entrepreneurs in a Platform Era

Micro-entrepreneurs in Kenya adapt platforms to fit their business needs, revealing opportunities and challenges for their financial and economic inclusion.
Annabel Schiff
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Partner Insights

Research and insights from our partners, Mastercard Foundation's financial inclusion portfolio.

Ghana launches world’s first Digital Finance Policy amid COVID-19

Ghana has become the first country in Africa to launch a digital financial services (DFS) policy according to CGAP.  The government hopes that the...
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API Technology Jargon: What Business Leaders Need to Know

A new resource from CGAP on how business leaders can navigate the technology decisions required for an API initiative. The “Technology Building Blocks for...
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From our Blog

4 Ways Platforms are Driving Financial and Economic Inclusion…

There are hundreds of platforms operating across Africa. Some, like Jumia and OLX, connect providers and buyers of goods, others like Lynk and Hello...
Jessica Osborn
7 min read

Digital Payments and Transfers (P2P): The evolving story of…

Last year we shared the impact story so far on person-to-person payments and transfers (P2P). The latest update of the EGM has folded in...
Niamh Barry
6 min read

Digital credit — The evolving story of how and…

New credit studies contribute to previous insights relating to the use of SMS for improved borrowing behavior and add new insights on longer-term outcomes...
Niamh Barry
5 min read

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