The landscape of financial inclusion is changing. Microfinance institutions now face competition from fintechs, mobile network operators and other players outside of the traditional financial sector who can offer faster, more convenient and more affordable access to financial services. In order to remain relevant and continue to meet their clients’ needs, MFIs must adapt by undergoing digital transformation. There are a number of different approaches to this process of digitization. They can range from digitizing existing products and services, to partnering with fintechs, to a complete transformation of processes and the introduction of new digital financial services.

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This paper presents findings from a study to assess microfinance sector digitization, and shares valuable recommendations to prepare the sector for the potential digital divide ahead.


This podcast shares Advans' experience of digital transformation, how it drives efficiency and customer outreach, along with potential obstacles to such transformation and the impact on Advans' social mission.


Exploring the market-level modularization of financial services through case studies featuring new models that are emerging, how they are coming about, and what they mean for the financial inclusion of low-income people in emerging markets and developing economies.