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Challenges and Risk of Microfinance Sustainability Amid COVID-19 Pandemic Crisis

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"The First Wealth is Health"

This publication presents lessons and best practices from the European Microfinance Award 2021 on "Inclusive Finance & Health Care".

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A Digital Bookkeeping App to Improve Access to Finance: A Case Study from Ghana

This case study shares more on the design of the app predicting credit risk to provide young entrepreneurs with affordable capital,  and initial lessons learned for practitioners.

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Innovating Digital Financial Services for Posts

Through services innovations, Posts can help achieve changes in the financial lives of their customers, and ultimately, positively impact low-income populations. This study identifies approaches and practices that can guide Posts in their innovation journey.

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Market Opportunities for Women’s Savings: Evidence From India

This study analyzed data to better understand why and how women save in India to guide financial services providers as they work to better tailor their products to customer needs.

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Addressing Gender Norms to Increase Financial Inclusion: Designing for Impact

This guide advocates for funders to use the market system development approach and proactively take gender norms into account when working to increase women’s financial inclusion.

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Agricultural Finance Africa – Coaching Programme Guidance Notes

This guide aims to share the experience accumulated by FAO and ADA from 2017 to 2021 during the coaching program implementation, designed to improve smallholder farmers' access to funding in agricultural value chains.

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Building Financial Resilience: How Financial Service Providers can Help Low-Income Customers to Manage Risk

This paper showcases a range of services Savings at the Frontier partner financial service providers have developed, and presents reasons why informal savings mechanisms and their members might find them valuable.

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Case Studies of Multisectoral Approaches to Integrating Digital Financial Services for Women’s Financial Inclusion

This case study explores whether the use of DFS can be used to accelerate women’s financial inclusion and reduce gender inequality in sectors other than financial service - health, agriculture and MSME. 

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COVID-19 and Fintechs in Bangladesh—Impact and Resilience

This collaborative fintech landscape study aims to understand the impact of the pandemic and resilience of the fintech ecosystem across Bangladesh.