Home to more than 600,000 Syrian refugees, Jordan hosts the second highest ratio of refugees in the world - 89 refugees per 1,000 inhabitants. In this blog post, Amarante Consulting shares what they learned from evaluating the Dig#ttances project, which explored digital solutions for refugees and the unbanked in Jordan.By Sahana Arun Kumar, Amarante Consulting
Albert Sie Dah, Farm Operations Manager of Advans Côte d’Ivoire, talks about how they have succeeded in serving farmers and their children with a combination of high tech and high touch.
Publisher: FinDev Gateway
The A-Card is a new business model helping smallholders in Bangladesh gain access to finance through a digitized four-way linkage between farmers, banks, MFIs and agricultural input retailers. CARE shares how it works and their lessons learned.By Tania Sharmin & Emily Janoch, CARE
Grameen Foundation India shares how they are working on the first step of improving women’s digital financial literacy.By Rahul Ranjan Sinha, Grameen Foundation India
Mobile offers significant potential to engage people at scale, connecting them to services and solutions that can improve their everyday lives. The rise of mobile banking products, such as Safaricom’s mPesa in Kenya and other digital financial services, show that overcoming specific contextual challenges and responding to the demand of low-income people at scale, requires digitally-led solutions.By Henri Habershon, Every1Mobile
With just one telco and a focus on rural markets, Ethiopia challenges many of our assumptions as it creates its own digital finance ecosystem.By Shelley Spencer, Mandana Nakhai & Faith Bartz Tarr
Digital financial services (DFS) and FinTech innovations continued to grow in 2017, with increased trust in DFS and more interoperability. But challenges remain...By Uloma Ogba, UNCDF
India’s Aadhaar Enabled Payment System (AePS) is the world’s first national biometric-based payments system. In the two years since its launch, AePS has revealed both benefits and challenges as it seeks to expand financial inclusion. Grameen Foundation India has experienced these directly as we work to scale digital financial services and financial education.
How does AePS work?
AePS was designed to allow individuals to conduct financial transactions across any participating bank, using just three inputs:By Rahul Ranjan Sinha & Gaurav Chakraverty, Grameen Foundation India
Publisher: National Agency for Financial Studies (NAFI)