Practical Insights on Digital Financial Services

Reducing Risk and Increasing Agricultural Loans with Mobile Money in Ghana

Reducing Risk and Increasing Agricultural Loans with Mobile Money in Ghana

Published on: Apr 17 2017 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on Reducing Risk and Increasing Agricultural Loans with Mobile Money in Ghana
Like in many developing countries, agriculture is the mainstay of the Ghanaian economy. 62 percent of Ghanaians are employed in the sector, says Doris Amponsaa...
Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2017 – New Technology for Smallholder Farmers

Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2017 – New Technology for Smallholder Farmers

Published on: Mar 27 2017 by Wayan Vota - 2 Comments
Please sign up to present or register to attend ICTforAg 2017 on June 23rd, at FHI 360 in Washington, DC This one-day conference will build on ICTforAg 2015 and...
Now Scientific Fact: Mobile Money Can Lift Women Out of Poverty

Now Scientific Fact: Mobile Money Can Lift Women Out of Poverty

Published on: Mar 23 2017 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
  For nearly four years, we have been sharing information about the various ways that gender and mobile intertwine in our Gender and Mobile newsletter. In our...
Farmers Will Benefit Most from Mobile Financial Services

Farmers Will Benefit Most from Mobile Financial Services

Published on: Dec 28 2016 by Wayan Vota - 3 Comments
The world’s population is projected to reach 9.2 billion by 2050. The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has estimated that farmers will need to produce...
The Current State of Mobile Financial Services in Bangladesh

The Current State of Mobile Financial Services in Bangladesh

Published on: Oct 12 2016 by Josh Woodard - Comments Off on The Current State of Mobile Financial Services in Bangladesh
Bangladesh has a rapidly growing mobile financial services industry, with at least 10 providers already offering services on the market, that represent more than...
How Liberia Can Save Over $5 Million with Mobile Money Salary Payments

How Liberia Can Save Over $5 Million with Mobile Money Salary Payments

Published on: Sep 12 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Liberia Can Save Over $5 Million with Mobile Money Salary Payments
Liberia is a cash-based economy, and ATMs are few and far in between, restricted mainly to Monrovia hotels frequented by expats. In fact, as of 2014, some 60% of...
Apply Now: $100,000 in Grant Funding for Digital Financial Services Entrepreneurs

Apply Now: $100,000 in Grant Funding for Digital Financial Services Entrepreneurs

Published on: Sep 08 2016 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Apply Now: $100,000 in Grant Funding for Digital Financial Services Entrepreneurs
Do you have an inner flame that compels you to be a founder at a startup? Do you have deep expertise in fintech, payments, or retail finance? Do you dream of creating...
How Smallholder Farmers Can Bank From the Farm With Digital Financial Services

How Smallholder Farmers Can Bank From the Farm With Digital Financial Services

Published on: Aug 08 2016 by Guest Writer - Comments Off on How Smallholder Farmers Can Bank From the Farm With Digital Financial Services
Pioneered by mobile payment companies like Kenya’s M-PESA, digital financial services (DFS) offer banks and other financial providers the ultimate promise to...
Getting Principled on Digital Financial Services for Development

Getting Principled on Digital Financial Services for Development

Published on: Apr 15 2016 by Guest Writer - 1 Comment
Digital financial services (DFS) have emerged as complex and yet powerful tool for supporting economic development. Technology-enabled financial services comprise...
Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2016 – New Technology for Smallholder Farmers

Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2016 – New Technology for Smallholder Farmers

Published on: Mar 23 2016 by Wayan Vota - Comments Off on Please Register Now: ICTforAg 2016 – New Technology for Smallholder Farmers
Please register now for ICTforAg 2016 on June 10th, at FHI 360 in Washington, DC. This 1-day conference will build on ICTforAg 2015 and bring together +275 thought...