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    Blog post | 12 February 2018 | Desné Masie

Why it would be in everybody’s interests to regulate cryptocurrencies

Digital finance services | Financial Inclusion

There are growing calls for regulation of the cryptocurrency market, which is rapidly approaching a market capitalisation of $1 trillion. But there’s little agreement about the forms this should take. If the case for government regulation is strong, the case for a...

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    Blog post | 4 December 2017 | Martin Namasaka

10 Golden Rules for Disseminating Research

Africa | Market Development

A sound communication strategy is vital to any research, and the remittances research commissioned by (FSD Africa) and conducted by Developing Markets Associates (DMA) provides a great example of such a strategy. With over 25 media features, (including BBC Focus on...

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    Blog post | 1 November 2017 | Moses Ochieng

What Banks Can Do to Tame the Tide of Bad Debts

Africa | Skills development

Alex is a mid-manager at an NGO in Nairobi.  He’s servicing a home loan for a two-bedroom apartment in an upmarket neighborhood, and two car loans – one for him and one for his wife. His four-year-old son is in a private nursery school and Alex is considering...

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    Blog post | 1 November 2017 | Moses Ochieng

Unmasking Executive Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

Africa | Skills development

Cathy pauses by the window of her fifth-floor office to look at the rain clouds gathering and the traffic beginning to build.  It is four o’clock in the afternoon and her boss has just walked in to ask for a ‘short’ team meeting. She is anxious; an important...

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    Blog post | 11 October 2017 | Kevin Munjal

Proving and Improving: Learning to Measure as an FSD Network

Africa | Monitoring & Results Measurement

In August 2017, FSD Africa launched a fresh drive to build measurement know-how across the FSD Network – a family of ten like-minded financial sector development programmes across sub-Saharan Africa funded by UK Aid. These projects – the development of a Value for...

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    Blog post | 21 September 2017 | Dan Norell

Changing Food and Market Systems to Improve Nutrition

Africa | Financial Inclusion

This blog originally appeared on The SEEP Network blog, as part of the 2017 Annual Conference Series. I am writing this blog after just having completed a four-day training in Hawassa, Ethiopia of the “Integrating Extremely Poor Producers into Markets Field Guide” or...

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