• 13 Sep 2017
    • Mike McCaffrey

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      Principal Consultant - Strategic Operations for Digital Finance
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      Yes

    The Soul of an Agent Network

    The Helix Institute has evaluated and advised all types of agent networks in countries around the world. Big ones, rural ones, new ones, bank ones, and even imaginary inactive ones. Despite the

  • 04 Sep 2017
    • David Cracknell

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      Managing Director - Africa at MicroSave
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      3
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      No
    • Venkata N. Atluri

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      Principal Consultant – Digital Financial Services Ecosystems
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      No

    "Identification provides a foundation for other rights and gives a voice to the voiceless."- Makhtar Diop, World Bank Vice President for Africa

  • 01 Sep 2017
    • Jacqueline Jumah

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      Manager - Strategic Operations for Digital Finance at MicroSave
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      5
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      No
    • William Nanjero

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      Principal Consultant - Digital Finance at MicroSave
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      2
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      No
    • Isaac Ondieki

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      Regional Managing Director Africa Nairobi, Kenya
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      No

    With special thanks and acknowledgement to Abhinav Sinha (EKO India), Tamara Cook (FSD Kenya), Kwame Oppong (CGAP), Paul Mbugua (Eclectics), Paul Musoke (FSD Africa), and Abigail Komu (Independent Consultant).

    Some people may argue that agent

  • 01 Sep 2017
    • David Cracknell

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      Managing Director - Africa at MicroSave
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      3
      External Contributor: 
      No
    • Venkata N. Atluri

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      Principal Consultant – Digital Financial Services Ecosystems
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      No

    Basis great inputs and discussions from Amrik Heyer, FSD Kenya, Stephen Mwaura former Head of Payments, Central Bank of Kenya, Uma Shankar Paliwal, Former Executive Director, RBI, Dennis Njau, Head of Channels, Kenya Commercial Bank, Gang Chai, Payment Policy Manager, Central

  • 30 Aug 2017
    • Graham A.N Wright

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      Group Managing Director at MicroSave
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      1
      External Contributor: 
      No
    • Nancy Kiarie

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      Analyst
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      Yes

    The blog is based on insightful inputs from Maurice Oyare (PesaPoint), Joseck Mudiri (IFC), Edwin Otieno (Software Group), George Muga (Airtel-Africa), Edwin Odira (Telkom), Paul Langlois-Meurinne (Optimetrics), Nic Wasunna (GSMA) and Wilfred Ndirangu (Eclectics

  • 29 Aug 2017
    • Graham A.N Wright

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      Group Managing Director at MicroSave
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      1
      External Contributor: 
      No
    • Vera Bersudskaya

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      Quantitative Research Manager
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      Yes

    Over the last four years, as part of the Agent Network Accelerator (ANA) project, we have interviewed more than 34,000 agents from

  • 29 Aug 2017
    • Nancy Kiarie

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      Analyst
      External Contributor: 
      Yes
    • Vera Bersudskaya

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      Quantitative Research Manager
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      Yes

    Since its launch in 2013, The Helix Institute has offered evidence-based insights, practical training

  • 07 Jul 2017
    • Vera Bersudskaya

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      Quantitative Research Manager
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      Yes
    • Mercy Wachira

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      Analyst - Digital Financial Services
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      Yes

    The mobile digital credit revolution in Kenya has attracted many

  • 20 Apr 2017
    • Vera Bersudskaya

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      Quantitative Research Manager
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      Yes

    Banks eyeing agency banking rollouts in Africa can learn from Kenya

  • 29 Mar 2017
    • Vera Bersudskaya

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      Quantitative Research Manager
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      Yes

    DFS providers struggle with a variant on the chicken and egg problem: whether to recruit more agents or more customers? How to provide adequate access for customers while ensuring agents face sufficient

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