• 01 Sep 2017
    • David Cracknell

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

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      Faculty Title: 
      Principal Consultant – Digital Financial Services Ecosystems
      External Contributor: 
      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

  • 06 Mar 2017
    • Mike McCaffrey

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      Faculty Title: 
      Principal Consultant - Strategic Operations for Digital Finance
      External Contributor: 
      Yes
    • Vera Bersudskaya

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      Faculty Title: 
      Quantitative Research Manager
      External Contributor: 
      Yes

    Financial access is the foundation of financial inclusion.  A person cannot decide to use a financial service until it has been extended within their reach.  Central to measuring access to finance is the

  • 03 Mar 2017
    • Mike McCaffrey

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      Faculty Title: 
      Principal Consultant - Strategic Operations for Digital Finance
      External Contributor: 
      Yes
    • Vera Bersudskaya

      Faculty Image: 
      Faculty Title: 
      Quantitative Research Manager
      External Contributor: 
      Yes

    The first blog in this series explained that currently,

  • 27 Jan 2016
    • Akhand Tiwari

      Faculty Image: 
      Faculty Title: 
      Senior Manager at MicroSave
      External Contributor: 
      Yes
    • Irene Wagaki

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      Faculty Title: 
      Assistant Manager- Digital Financial Services at MicroSave
      External Contributor: 
      Yes
    • Nandini Harihareswara

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      Faculty Title: 
      Digital Finance Country Technical Specialist at UNCDF
      External Contributor: 
      Yes

    Zambia introduced Digital Financial Services (DFS) to the world with the launch of Celpay in 2002. Celpay’s offering to Zambians was somewhat similar to Safaricom’s ‘microfinance credit re-payment’ product,

  • 16 Dec 2015
    • Joyce Murithi

      Faculty Image: 
      Faculty Title: 
      Senior Manager - Inclusive Finance and Banking at MicroSave
      Order: 
      8
      External Contributor: 
      No
    • Mike McCaffrey

      Faculty Image: 
      Faculty Title: 
      Principal Consultant - Strategic Operations for Digital Finance
      External Contributor: 
      Yes

    This is the second blog in a three part series, which compares digital financial service offerings in Kenya.  The first blog focused on mobile money

  • 21 Sep 2015
    • Denny George

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      Faculty Title: 
      Senior Manager - Digital Finance
      External Contributor: 
      Yes
    • Maha Khan

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      Faculty Title: 
      Senior Research Manager, Digital Financial Insights at MicroSave
      External Contributor: 
      Yes

    There is a key difference in how the Digital Financial Services (DFS) market in India has evolved when compared to other countries. While in most countries the expansion of DFS along with agent networks has been driven by profit, the growth of DFS in India has essentially been the result of

  • 25 Feb 2015
    • Maha Khan

      Faculty Image: 
      Faculty Title: 
      Senior Research Manager
      External Contributor: 
      Yes
    • Ghiyazuddin Mohammed

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      Faculty Title: 
      Manager at MicroSave - Financial Inclusion Consulting
      External Contributor: 
      Yes
  • 26 Jan 2015
    • Annabel Schiff

      Faculty Image: 
      Faculty Title: 
      Senior Manager - Digital Finance at MicroSave
      Order: 
      7
      External Contributor: 
      Yes
    • Mike McCaffrey

      Faculty Image: 
      Faculty Title: 
      Principal Consultant - Strategic Operations for Digital Finance
      External Contributor: 
      Yes

    Financial inclusion has evolved significantly since the days of microfinance. Today, instead of building small financial institutions to offer services to marginalized populations, partnerships are being built with huge banks and telecom providers that leverage their infrastructure, human