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Digital Finance for Microfinance Practitioners

This program provides an overview on how digital finance can improve the efficiency and effectiveness of institutions.

External Webinar

Plaid Effects 2024

This virtual event organized by digital finance platform Plaid will feature conversations with leaders across industries and explore how Plaid’s new solutions will shape the future of finance.

News

The Rand Goes Digital: South Africa's Push for a Cashless Future

The South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has unveiled an ambitious roadmap that seeks to usher in a cashless era, prioritizing financial inclusion and economic growth.

FinDev Blog

Can Smartphone-Supported Behavioral Biometrics Advance Digital Financial Inclusion?

Behavioral biometrics, an emerging technology which uses AI and machine learning to examine behavioral patterns to authenticate users, presents the financial inclusion sector with exciting opportunities as well as challenges.

News

Uganda: Online Lenders Harassing Borrowers Risk Closure

Licensed digital/online money lenders, who are diverting from the newly issued digital lending guidelines issued in March by the Uganda Microfinance Regulatory Authority (Umra), risk having their licenses revoked, the sector regulator has warned.

News

Interledger Foundation Accepting Applications for ILP Digital Financial Services Grant

Interledger Foundation (ILF) has announced that it is now accepting applications under its ILP (Interledger Protocol) Digital Financial Services Grant for emerging financial services, products, and innovative solutions geared toward benefitting underserved and underrepresented communities.

News

India and Ghana Accelerate Unified Payment Interface Integration for Seamless Cross-Border Payments

By streamlining cross-border payments and reducing reliance on third-party currencies, initiatives like these promote financial inclusion and stability. 

Paper

Scaling Responsible Digital Payments in the Indonesian Cocoa Sector

For digital payments to be meaningful for farmers, the study finds that digitization needs to be strongly linked to access to a broader suite of financial services, to unlock farm investments and smooth day-to-day consumption.