Our publications library offers a variety of insights such as briefs, white papers, and reports. Informed by our suite of services (e.g., Financial Diaries, qualitative research, strategic advisory, et al.), our experts develop these insights with the purpose of advancing a particular area of thinking within the sector.

Open-sourcing survey instrument for “COVID-19 and Your Finances” in English and Spanish

  In order to conduct a rapid assessment of the impact of COVID-19, BFA Global deployed a "dipstick" online survey on Mar 25 and Mar 26 across seven countries. The blog post and dashboard that shared insights from the survey...

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FinnSalud and Covid-19: Shifting to emergency mode

  FinnSalud is one of BFA Global’s largest projects, supported by MetLife Foundation and fiscally sponsored by Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors. The project was launched last November to operationalize the concept of financial health through our Mexican partners, aiming to better … Continue reading →

8 Steps for fintech startups: Planning a strategic response to COVID-19

  As the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds around us, reported cases across most emerging markets are still relatively low. As of March 30, Nigeria had 111 confirmed cases, Kenya reported 50, India and Mexico reported around 1000, and South Africa around … Continue reading →

Taking the COVID-19 temperature in emerging markets: A dipstick survey to draw early insights about impact on Livelihoods

Co-authored with Ben Mazzotta   It has now been 19 days since the WHO declared the COVID-19 crisis a pandemic on March 11. We publish this blog as several of the largest economies in the world are in the acceleration … Continue reading →

El Covid-19 ya está dañando la salud financiera de los mexicanos

  Ahora que México cuenta con 993 casos confirmados de coronavirus y ha entrado en una Fase 2  con contagio local, el Gobierno de la nación está tomando medidas más duras de contención. Dado el carácter exponencial de la epidemia … Continue reading →

Your finances and the Coronavirus pandemic: Dipstick surveys

  Our social science researchers and data scientists set out to capture real-time snapshots of how Covid-19 is affecting health and wellbeing at the level of households, small businesses, workers, and consumers. On March 25, we surveyed over 1,400 respondents … Continue reading →

BFA Global’s COVID-19 response

  BFA Global’s team of fintech, data, and development experts is spread all over the world, making them uniquely able to compare, contrast, and highlight the diversity of responses to COVID-19 as they take place in real-time. This series of … Continue reading →

The OPTIX Impact At A Glance

MetLife Foundation and global financial consultancy BFA Global created the OPTIX program to help people living on low incomes access a range of financial products, services, and tools that improve their financial health. To achieve this, we worked with four … Continue reading →

The iWorker Project – Country Diagnostic Report: Ghana

iWorkers are a new category of workers – people whose livelihoods are enabled by digital commerce platforms where they sell goods as well as services, and do so in a broad variety of forms. Many, including gig workers, eLancers, and … Continue reading →

LENDABLE: Case Study of a Marketplace Lending Platform in East Africa

PAYGo Solar: Lighting the Way for Flexible Financing Services

The Sweet Spot: Designing Credit Solutions For Small Merchants

Financial Inclusion Framework Strengthening

BFA Global conducted an assessment on how the implementation of a digital national ID system in the Philippines can help accelerate access to finance in the country. The analysis explores the existing state of financial inclusion in the Philippines, determines … Continue reading →

R²A CASE STUDY: CHATBOT PROTOTYPE

R²A CASE STUDY: AML DATA INFRASTRUCTURE PROTOTYPE

R²A CASE STUDY: API AND VISUALIZATION APPLICATION PROTOTYPE

GOING BEYOND REGULATORY SANDBOXES TO ENABLE FINTECH INNOVATION IN EMERGING MARKETS

THE STATE OF REGTECH: THE RISING DEMAND FOR “SUPERPOWERS”

THE REGTECH FOR REGULATORS (R²A) PROCESS: GIVING FINANCIAL AUTHORITIES SUPERPOWERS

FINANCIAL AUTHORITIES IN THE ERA OF DATA ABUNDANCE: REGTECH FOR REGULATORS AND SUPTECH SOLUTIONS

FinnSalud One-pager (English & Spanish)

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