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FIBR

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PAYGo Solar: Lighting the Way for Flexible Financing Services
PAYGo and Essential Services |

PAYGo Solar: Lighting the Way for Flexible Financing Services

This briefing note examines four key industry challenges from a financial inclusion perspective that serve as the foundation for...

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The Sweet Spot: Designing Credit Solutions For Small Merchants
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

The Sweet Spot: Designing Credit Solutions For Small Merchants

How do you design and pilot a credit solution for small merchants? This new case study from FIBR shares...

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Hitting the Sweet Spot: What Do Small Merchants Need to Survive and Grow Their Business?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Hitting the Sweet Spot: What Do Small Merchants Need to Survive and Grow Their Business?

MSMEs (Micro, Small and Medium enterprises) need capital. They need startup capital, they need expansion capital and they also...

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Webinar: “Artificial Intelligence: Practical Superpowers,” a New Report by BFA
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Webinar: “Artificial Intelligence: Practical Superpowers,” a New Report by BFA

Following the launch (May 16th) of the FIBR report, “Artificial Intelligence: Practical Superpowers,” we are hosting a follow-up webinar...

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HOW UNBUNDLING OF THE PAYGO BUSINESS MODEL IS DRIVING MARKET EXPANSION
PAYGo and Essential Services |

HOW UNBUNDLING OF THE PAYGO BUSINESS MODEL IS DRIVING MARKET EXPANSION

Just five years ago new entrants to the PAYGo market had to be vertically integrated: under one roof, they...

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WEBINAR: HOW CAN SMALL MERCHANTS GET THE MOST OUT OF E-COMMERCE USING SUPERPLATFORMS?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

WEBINAR: HOW CAN SMALL MERCHANTS GET THE MOST OUT OF E-COMMERCE USING SUPERPLATFORMS?

Small merchants in emerging markets are increasingly adopting digital commerce to expand their customer base and market their goods...

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Inclusive digital ecosystems of the future
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Inclusive digital ecosystems of the future

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The Gig is Up FIBR x Quartz Podcast Series
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

The Gig is Up FIBR x Quartz Podcast Series

The Gig is Up is a three-part podcast series discussing the global gig economy covering everything from the disruption...

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The Potential of PAYGo for Achieving Water and Sanitation for All (SDG 6)
PAYGo and Essential Services |

The Potential of PAYGo for Achieving Water and Sanitation for All (SDG 6)

To “ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all (SDG 6),” water service providers need to...

By FIBR
Artificial Intelligence: Practical Superpowers
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Artificial Intelligence: Practical Superpowers

With knowledge comes power. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a powerful way to harness data into knowledge and into action....

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How can financial services providers apply artificial intelligence to their businesses?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

How can financial services providers apply artificial intelligence to their businesses?

FIBR, a program of BFA in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, explored how artificial intelligence, machine learning can be...

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The Merchant Assistant – What is the price of maize flour today?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

The Merchant Assistant – What is the price of maize flour today?

Javier Linares demonstrates the merchant assistant, a voice-activated artificial intelligence tool that allows shopkeepers to obtain certain on-demand information...

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How can financial services providers apply artificial intelligence to their businesses?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

How can financial services providers apply artificial intelligence to their businesses?

FIBR, a program of BFA in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, explored how artificial intelligence and machine learning can...

By FIBR
How can AI help PAYGo businesses be more efficient and improve performance?
PAYGo and Essential Services |

How can AI help PAYGo businesses be more efficient and improve performance?

The FIBR project with Mastercard Foundation explore how artificial intelligence and machine learning can help PAYGo business be more...

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How can shopkeepers use a smartphone camera to count and track inventory and sales?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

How can shopkeepers use a smartphone camera to count and track inventory and sales?

Javier Linares, the FIBR project’s product manager, describes how smartphone cameras can help shopkeepers track inventory and sales. This...

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How can AI help PAYGo providers better target customers?
PAYGo and Essential Services |

How can AI help PAYGo providers better target customers?

PAYGo providers fulfill an essential function when it comes to access to services, and many of the companies can...

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What is the value of AI to financial services providers?
Digital Financial Services |

What is the value of AI to financial services providers?

Matt Grasser describes the positive impact that artificial intelligence can have for financial services providers in Africa and more...

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What are AI and Machine Learning?
Inclusive Fintech |

What are AI and Machine Learning?

Matt Grasser, the FIBR technology lead, describes artificial intelligence and machine learning and how BFA Global interprets and engages...

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What is the FIBR AI Gallery?
Inclusive Fintech |

What is the FIBR AI Gallery?

BFA Global CEO, Amolo Ng’weno describes FIBR’s Artificial Intelligence gallery, which accompanies and demonstrates the work we do on...

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What is the FIBR report “Artificial Intelligence: Practical Superpowers” about?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

What is the FIBR report “Artificial Intelligence: Practical Superpowers” about?

BFA Global CEO, Amolo Ng’weno, then East Africa Regional Director, describes the key takeaways from the FIBR report, “Artificial...

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What is FIBR?
Inclusive Fintech |

What is FIBR?

The FIBR Project was conceived as a research and development project funded by Mastercard Foundation that worked with small...

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Why is FIBR working with PAYGo and MSMEs in particular?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Why is FIBR working with PAYGo and MSMEs in particular?

Amolo Ng’weno describes the primary reason that FIBR chose to work with the PAYGo solar sector and small merchants....

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How can the merchant assistant help shopkeepers get answers for their shop?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

How can the merchant assistant help shopkeepers get answers for their shop?

The merchant assistant is a voice-activated artificial intelligence tool that allows shopkeepers to obtain certain on-demand information related to...

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How the suggested purchase app helps merchants forecast demand
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

How the suggested purchase app helps merchants forecast demand

FIBR’s suggested purchase app allows merchants and shopkeepers to budget their costs and expenses based on a demand forecast...

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How the product recognition app helps find and price products
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

How the product recognition app helps find and price products

FIBR’s product recognition app helps merchants and shopkeepers to find and price products based on characteristics in smartphone camera...

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How can the FIBR AI applications help the shopkeepers?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

How can the FIBR AI applications help the shopkeepers?

FIBR sees the potential of AI and machine learning for small business merchants and shopkeepers in the ability to...

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FIBR – How can data help PAYGo providers better serve and retain customers?
PAYGo and Essential Services |

FIBR – How can data help PAYGo providers better serve and retain customers?

FIBR, a program of BFA Global and Mastercard Foundation, is working with Off-Grid Electric’s (OGE) operations teams to execute...

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FIBR – How are we helping small merchants access more tailored financial services?
Digital Financial Services |

FIBR – How are we helping small merchants access more tailored financial services?

FIBR, a program of BFA and Mastercard Foundation, is working with partner Sokowatch, an e-commerce platform for informal merchants...

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FIBR in 2018: how might a more digital world help MSMEs and PAYGo providers grow?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

FIBR in 2018: how might a more digital world help MSMEs and PAYGo providers grow?

FIBR is an initiative of BFA Global in partnership with Mastercard Foundation to create new ways to connect low-income...

By FIBR
Product and Quantity Recognition
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Product and Quantity Recognition

Product and Quantity Recognition AI Demo Gallery example

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Product Inventory
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Product Inventory

Product Inventory AI Demo Gallery example

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Text to Voice
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Text to Voice

Text to Voice AI Demo Gallery example

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What does FIBR do?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

What does FIBR do?

A look at FIBR in 2018, covering our work in PAYGo and MSME (FIBR video v18-FinalCutv1 without VO and...

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Superplatforms: Inclusive Digital Ecosystems of the Future
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Superplatforms: Inclusive Digital Ecosystems of the Future

This white paper considers the likely effects of an important new phenomenon that may accelerate the “pull” factor of digital...

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LENDABLE: Case Study of a Marketplace Lending Platform in East Africa
PAYGo and Essential Services |

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

In this case study, we examine an alternative marketplace lending platform that connects impact and institutional debt investors with...

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FIBR Launch Feb 2016 in Accra, Ghana
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

FIBR Launch Feb 2016 in Accra, Ghana

BFA launches FIBR (Financial Inclusion on Business Runways), a new project of BFA in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation....

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