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    Blog post | 16 June 2019 | Digital Frontiers Institute

Building the digital finance community in Zambia

Digital finance professionals in Zambia have established the Association of Digital Finance Professionals with the support of Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) and FSD Zambia. Sarah Corley, Community and Professional Development Manager at DFI, explains the reason for...

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    Blog post | 25 April 2019 | Greta Bull, CEO of CGAP and a director at the World Bank Group

We Need to Talk About Credit

In the past five years, we have seen a lot of change in how credit markets are developing, not least because of the rapid growth in digital credit associated with mobile financial services. But how much do we actually know about digital credit? And how does it relate to...

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    Blog post | 25 February 2019

What’s next for Green Bonds in Africa?

The Green Bonds Listing Rules and Guidelines for Kenya were issued last week.  These make it clear to issuers of Green Bonds in Kenya what the regulators expect of them by way of disclosure.  Regulatory certainty is the bedrock of well-functioning financial markets...

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    Blog post | 21 December 2018 | Olivia Elliot

Is Cash No Longer King? A surge in the use of online remittance services

Africa | Digital finance services | Financial Systems | Remittances

Remittances are a pivotal, though often unseen, driver of economic growth across Africa, in particular having a positive pro-poor effect on health, education and human capital development. The continent’s remittance economy has grown quietly and organically, taking up...

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    Blog post | 8 August 2018 | Cynthia Rudge - Dgen Net

Taking Open Banking to Africa

Africa | Open Banking

  “Across the globe a quiet data revolution is underway. The idea that African banking clients could, in the future, have the power to own and share their data to get the best possible deal is an idea we should start to embrace more fully.” So said Joe Huxley,...

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    Blog post | 15 June 2018 | Howard Miller, Joe Huxley

Lessons from the field: Twelve months of refugee finance in East Africa…

SSA | Fragile and Conflict Affected States | Refugee Finance

Setting the scene… Blink and you might have missed it. But as dusk gave way to darkness on a sunny afternoon in Kigali, UNHCR Livelihoods, Access to Finance Rwanda (AFR) and FSD Africa received a brief but deeply significant email from Equity Bank Rwanda… “This is...

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