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FinDev Blog

Top Ten Publications of 2021

These publications received the most downloads last year. But we want to know, which were your favorites? What did you read in 2021 that influenced how you think about an issue or aspect of financial inclusion?
FinDev Guide

Top Ten Blog Posts of 2021

In 2021, over 40 FinDev community members contributed to our blog on topics ranging from financial health to mobile money to housing finance. What were your favorite blog posts from the past year?
FinDev Interview

How To Keep the Human Touch While Digitizing Agricultural Value Chains

Hedwig Siewertsen of AGRA discusses the different digital solutions for financing agricultural value chains that were shared at African Microfinance Week this year.
FinDev Blog

Shifting Perspectives: From Financial Inclusion to Financial Health of Forcibly Displaced Persons (FDPs)

Three years since the Global Compact on Refugees, financial health remains elusive for most refugees. New research puts forth a financial health framework for measuring progress against the challenges refugees face.
FinDev Blog

Financial Health and Consumer Protection: Two Frameworks Converging

What do these distinct yet overlapping frameworks have in common and how do they affect each other?
FinDev Interview

WhatsApp and Algorithms: How to Get Financing to Farmers in East Africa

The founders of Ugandan fintech Emata share how their solution is helping dairy farmers and their cooperatives access finance and manage operations.
FinDev Blog

How Long Should It Take to Build a Home?

Housing microfinance product innovations could help more families finish their homes and improve the overall customer experience.
FinDev Blog

Financial Health: The Opportunity for Financial Service Providers

If FSPs prioritize the financial health of their customers, they will not only increase customer loyalty, but they will build a more robust client base that will lead to longer term sustainability for their businesses.
FinDev Blog

Demystifying PAYGo Solar Accounting

Greater transparency and harmonization of accounting practices can help the industry advance. A new accounting brief from PAYGo PERFORM provides a first step in that direction.
FinDev Guide

Guide to African Microfinance Week 2021

This guide highlights some of the key activities participants can look forward to, including a wide range of training courses, two days of conference sessions, an Innovators' Village and Investors' Fair.