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    Document | March 2018 | Elizabeth Kiamba

Women and Digital Financial Services

SSA | Digital finance services | Financial Inclusion | Gender

Join us in celebrating International Women’s Day 2018! Through our #PressforProgress campaign, we are proud to share information about our partnerships that are supporting women’s economic empowerment in a variety of ways. The Digital Frontiers Institute is a...

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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 | 9 June 2017

Cash is King for Africans Sending Money from the UK

SSA | Digital finance services | Policy and regulation

The way we stay in touch, do our shopping, and even the ways in which some of us find love, have all gone digital. Yet, for the vast majority of people sending money home to friends and family in Africa, they are still doing it the way they have always done it: in cash....

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    Case Study | November 2016

The Growth of M-Shwari in Kenya – A Market Development Story

Kenya | Credit | Digital finance services | Market Development

M-Shwari (meaning ‘calm’ in Kiswahili) is a combined savings and loans product launched through a collabo­ration between the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) and Safaricom. The M-Shwari account is issued by CBA but must be linked to an M-Pesa mobile money account...

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