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The Impact of Mobile Money Interoperability on Financial Inclusion

This report assesses the impact of mobile money interoperability by considering the economic literature on interoperability more generally and utilizing a case study approach in five mobile money countries: Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda and Tanzania.


Ghana Climate Risk Assessment for Subnational Adaptation

This study seeks to understand exactly what risks are most likely to threaten individual districts in Ghana, and to support the future planning of climate adaptation activities.


Indigenous Financial Service Research in Kenya, Ghana, and Togo

MSC conducted qualitative research in Kenya, Ghana and Togo and found that Indigenous Financial Services (IFS), such as rotating savings and credit associations (ROSCAs), informal moneylenders and burial societies play a critical role in driving access to finance for micro and small enterprises (MSEs).


Women Agents for Financial Inclusion: Exploring the Benefits, Constraints, and Potential Solutions

This working paper explores the benefits of having more women agents, the challenges they face, and potential solutions to promote their participation in the DFS ecosystem.

Slide Deck

Global Landscape: Data Trails of Digitally Included Poor (DIP) People

This reading deck puts a spotlight on the specific data trails generated by digitally included yet poor people, the sources of these data trails, and variations of data trails across different segmentations.


Strategies to Optimize MSME-Centered Supply Chain Finance Solutions: A Study of Ghana, Ethiopia, and Nigeria

Given the urgency of digital transformation to build an inclusive recovery, this paper provides timely insights into how to enable supply chain finance models in three African countries.

Case Study

What it Takes: Insights From Women Leaders in Financial Inclusion

This case study research shares the insights of past program participants in order to motivate other aspiring women leaders, provoke conversation, and inspire new career pathways.


Policy Framework on MSME Data Collection: A Guide for Gender Inclusive Finance

This Framework provides data collection guidance for MSME and gender inclusive finance, defines an extended set of MSME finance indicators, and shares best practices to advance financial inclusion for MSMEs.


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.

Case Study

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.