• 29 Aug 2017
    • Graham A.N Wright

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      Faculty Title: 
      Group Managing Director at MicroSave
      Order: 
      4
      External Contributor: 
      No
    • Vera Bersudskaya

      Faculty Image: 
      Faculty Title: 
      Quantitative Research Manager
      External Contributor: 
      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 Mar 2017
    • Vera Bersudskaya

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

  • 06 Mar 2017
    • Vera Bersudskaya

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

     

    The dormancy scourge

    Every year the

  • 06 Mar 2017
    • Mike McCaffrey

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

      Faculty Image: 
      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

      Faculty Image: 
      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,

  • 14 Nov 2016
    • Vera Bersudskaya

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

    When it comes to fraud in digital financial services (DFS), stories from Uganda will surely arise: be it the infamous case of

  • 07 Nov 2016
    • Maha Khan

      Faculty Image: 
      Faculty Title: 
      Senior Research Manager, Digital Financial Insights at MicroSave
      External Contributor: 
      Yes
    • Vera Bersudskaya

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

    Fraud is one of the major threats to the emergence and sustainability of the DFS ecosystem. Uganda’s DFS market has long been

  • 11 Oct 2016
    • Annabel Schiff

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

    Discussions around Master Agents are often confusing.  This confusion usually stems from the varying terms used to describe them. While to some providers they are ‘Aggregators’, to

  • 20 Jun 2016
    • Maha Khan

      Faculty Image: 
      Faculty Title: 
      Senior Research Manager
      External Contributor: 
      Yes
    • Anup Singh

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      Faculty Title: 
      Principal Consultant
      External Contributor: 
      Yes

    Walking through the markets of Senegal and Pakistan, you will easily hear ‘Warimako!’, and ‘Easypaisa kara lo!’  These phrases have morphed into a catch-all for mobile money transfers—

  • 06 Apr 2016
    • Jacqueline Jumah

      Faculty Image: 
      Faculty Title: 
      Manager - Strategic Operations for Digital Finance at MicroSave
      Order: 
      7
      External Contributor: 
      No

    Typhoons are great engines of destruction. When a typhoon makes landfall it often produces a devastating storm surge that destroys everything in its path without mercy. The best defence against a typhoon is an accurate forecast

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