Publications

Report: Digital Access: The Future of Financial Inclusion

Digital Access: The Future of Financial Inclusion captures the knowledge and experienced that The Partnership for Financial Inclusion has gained over the past six years, working to develop and promote commercially sustainable solutions for greater financial inclusion across Sub-Saharan Africa.

Publications

Publications

Report: Accelerating the Flow of Funds into Early-Stage Ventures
The third annual Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) report, "Accelerating the Flow of Funds into Early-Stage Ventures: An Initial Look at Program Differences and Design Choices," examines how the design and structure of accelerator programs correspond with increased business growth for program participants. With data from more than 2,...
Report: Caveat Venditor: Towards a Conceptual Framework for Buyer Selection in Responsible Microfinance Exits
As microfinance equity sales grow, so does the importance of selecting a suitable buyer - the obligation on the seller to exit ‘responsibly’. This research project, "Caveat Venditor: Towards a Conceptual Framework for Buyer Selection in Responsible Microfinance Exits" involved consultation with various equity investors, to ascertain what is...
Report: Digital Access: The Future of Financial Inclusion
Digital Access: The Future of Financial Inclusion captures the knowledge and experienced that The Partnership for Financial Inclusion has gained over the past six years, working to develop and promote commercially sustainable solutions for greater financial inclusion across Sub-Saharan Africa. It includes case studies, research highlights, market...
Report: Artificial Intelligence: Practical Superpowers
On May 16, BFA launched the first-ever report on artificial intelligence as it relates to financial services in Africa and the low-income customer. “Artificial Intelligence: Practical Superpowers,” is relevant for fintech companies and FSPs in Africa who are interested in or looking to move into AI. The FIBR paper presents a practical and...
Future of Trade Says Alternative Trade Finance is on the Rise for SMEs
According to DMCC global Future of Trade research, technology could bridge the current $1.5 trillion trade finance gap, unlocking new opportunities for trade across borders. They examine the impact of blockchain and fintechs on trade as well as reveal business sectors making the most progress in terms of digitalisation. The report states that 50%...
White Paper: Maximizing the Return on Digital Investments
Digital technologies offer new ways for companies to grow and be more productive. However, it is not completely clear how investments in new technologies impact productivity. This World Economic Forum white paper addresses that issue by analysing the business value impact of new technology investments and providing recommendations for maximizing...
Whitepaper: Transforming Data into Action
As businesses generate and manage vast amounts of data, companies have more opportunities to gather data, incorporate insights into business strategy and continuously expand access to data across the organisation. Doing so effectively—leveraging data for strategic objectives—is often easier said than done, however. This report, Transforming data...
State of the Agent Network, India 2017
In two years, India’s story of financial inclusion has shifted from account opening to account usage. Supported by enabling technology and focused policy moves, India presents a clear example of how policy imperatives can drive the agenda of financial inclusion. 2017 was a positive shift from 2015. During this time, new models like payments banks...
The Decline in Access to Correspondent Banking Services in Emerging Markets: Trends, Impacts and Solutions
Global banks have been limiting correspondent banking relationships (CBRs) with local banks in emerging and developing economies – a practice referred to as “de-risking.” A new World Bank report – The Decline in Access to Correspondent Banking Services in Emerging Markets: Trends, Impacts and Solutions – examines what effect this trend has had on...
Partnership for Growth: Linking Large Firms and Agro-Processing SMEs
Partnership for growth: Linking Large Firms and Agro-processing SMEs presents lessons learned from various models utilized by public and private sector programs to stimulate the growth of agro-processing SMEs through linkages to larger firms in developing countries. The study serves as a reference for policymakers, development practitioners, and...