Case Study

Informed Design: A Case Study Series (UNCDF/WMBL)

Insights from UNCDF & WMBL
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Good design can mean the difference between a woman using digital financial services (DFS) or not. It is a crucial part of every stage of the customer journey – not just for user interfaces or marketing approaches. Despite its importance, DFS design doesn’t always consider women’s lives and realities, resulting in low adoption and usage of products and services. This is one of several case studies looking at the role of design in DFS for women across South Africa, India, Uganda, and other geographies – focusing on examples where research findings have translated into design that has eased and encouraged women’s use of DFS.

The third study of this series examines Women's Micro Bank Limited and UNCDF's design of a branchless banking solution, the Mama Bank Access Point initiative, which serves unbanked women in rural Papua New Guinea. 

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By Catherine Highet