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    Document | January 2015 | Alexandra Mateescu

Primer to Peer to Peer Lending

Global | Peer-to-Peer Finance

This is a detailed Primer on Peer-to-Peer(P2P) lending by Alexandra Mateescu of the Data & Society Centre written in January 2015. It explains how the global economic meltdown of 2008 necessitated the idea of peer-to-peer lending, explains what peer-to-peer lending is...

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    Document | January 2015 | OECD

States of Fragility 2015: Meeting Post-2015 Ambitions

SSA | Fragile and Conflict Affected States

In 2015, the world’s governments will agree on a successor framework to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). This framework will be more ambitious than ever. It will be universal and will encompass a great many aspects of economic, social and environmental...

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    Document | January 2015 | James Copestake and Anne-Marie O’riordan

Challenge Funds in International Development: Definitions, Variations and Research Directions

Change management | Market Development Approach

The use of challenge funds to promote economic and social development continues to grow but has been the subject of relatively little research. This article draws on institutional economics (particularly principal-agent theory) to define challenge funds and review how...

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    Document | January 2015 | Brian Muthiora

Enabling Mobile Money Policies in Kenya

Kenya | Digital finance services | Financial Inclusion

This is a report by Brian Muthiora of GSMA’s Mobile Money for the Unbanked (MMU) programme published in January 2015 with support of the Bill&Melinda Gates Foundation help. It analyses the Mobile money policies in Kenya with a view of fostering a Digital Financial...

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    Document | September 2014 | The Springfield Centre

Operational Guide to the M4P Approach

Other | Market Development | Programming

This 2014 report aims at capturing significant changes in interest and application of the M4P approach since 2008. There has been tremendous interest in the M4P discourse and approach, keen interest in the approach by more development organisations, more allocation of...

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