Daniel Waldron

Daniel Waldron

Consulting Associate - Financial Sector Specialist

Daniel is a Financial Sector Specialist. Daniel’s research focuses on the intersection of financial inclusion and essential services. He has worked with financial services providers in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America, and South Asia, helping them to create more impactful and sustainable financial products. He has collaborated particularly closely with numerous firms in the off-grid energy space, helping them to optimize their credit risk management and digital collections. Daniel has authored numerous publications highlighting the opportunities and challenges in scaling financial services for development.In addition to BFA Global, Daniel works extensively with both CGAP and UNCDF, and has worked in the past as a research analyst for Petrides & Co., an energy investment bank. He also served for two years as an environmental volunteer for Peace Corps Tanzania. Daniel has a Masters in International Affairs from The New School and an undergraduate degree from New York University. He resides in New York City and is fluent in Swahili and proficient in Spanish.

Publications by this author

Building a Digital Finance for Climate Resilience Ecosystem: Insights from Industry Leaders
Climate Action |

Building a Digital Finance for Climate Resilience Ecosystem: Insights from Industry Leaders

The IPCC report released this week confirms what communities, households, and individuals around the world are already experiencing —...

By Jesse Fripp
From analog to digitized: Future-proofing financial cooperatives in Mexico
Financial Health |

From analog to digitized: Future-proofing financial cooperatives in Mexico

For savings and loans cooperatives in Mexico, the competition is growing. Banks, fintechs and superplatforms are starting to offer...

By Leticia Jauregui
Keeping the Lights On: How PAYGo Solar Can Offer Customer Relief During COVID-19
PAYGo and Essential Services |

Keeping the Lights On: How PAYGo Solar Can Offer Customer Relief During COVID-19

Originally posted on the NextBillion Website, May 1, 2020  Off-grid solar delivers essential energy services for millions of people,...

By Jacob Winiecki
How the PAYGo solar sector can prepare for the coronavirus and keep the lights on
PAYGo and Essential Services |

How the PAYGo solar sector can prepare for the coronavirus and keep the lights on

Many parts of the world are currently locking down in an intense effort to contain COVID-19 before it takes...

By Jacob Winiecki
Prosper: A Product Innovation to Link PAYGo Customers to MFIs
PAYGo and Essential Services |

Prosper: A Product Innovation to Link PAYGo Customers to MFIs

BrightLife, FINCA Uganda, and FIBR are innovating to develop solutions that bridge the gap between microfinance and pay-as-you-go (PAYGo)...

By Daniel Waldron
Why MFIs will (Finally) Crack the Solar Market
PAYGo and Essential Services |

Why MFIs will (Finally) Crack the Solar Market

  We have long hoped that microfinance would hold the key to unlocking access to energy for low-income households....

By Daniel Waldron