Inclusion and your bottom line

A new mixed-method approach to characterizing and measuring inclusiveness for financial products and services, as carried out in Kenya, South Africa and Nigeria

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Digital Financial Services |

Las oportunidades de la transformación digital para las cooperativas de ahorro y préstamo en un mundo en disrupción: El caso de México

Tradicionalmente, las cooperativas han prestado sus servicios a poblaciones no atendidas o subatendidas por otros jugadores del sector financiero...

By Gabriela Zapata Alvarez
Digital Financial Services |

The Opportunities of Digital: How Financial Cooperatives Are Pursuing Digital Transformation in a Disrupted World

Changing business and market requirements were already pushing financial service providers to pursue digital transformation or digitization, the process...

By Gabriela Zapata Alvarez
Digital Financial Services |

Profitability 2.0: Ecosystem-driven business modelling and the future of mobile money margins

The past decade has seen mobile money providers worldwide achieve profitability at scale, enabling them to continue investing in...

By BFA GLOBAL
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

An Unlevel Playing Field: Why Small Businesses Face Disadvantages in Digital Commerce – and How Inclusive Tech Innovations Could Help

Originally published on NextBillion COVID-19 has been catastrophic for many sectors and surprisingly beneficial for some – but it’s...

By Malika Anand
Inclusive Fintech, Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Fintech innovations to enable MSE recovery in South Africa’s townships

In South Africa, as around the world, the brunt of the pandemic’s damage has been felt by micro and...

By Lebo Mokgabudi
Inclusive Fintech |

Catalyst Fund AAA Framework in Practice

Since its inception, Catalyst Fund has focused on investing and supporting inclusive tech companies. But what are the features...

By Malika Anand
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Press release: Boost Ghana and KudiGo selected as the first cohort of the Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce accelerator

The Catalyst Fund Inclusive Digital Commerce accelerator, managed by BFA Global, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation COVID-19 Recovery...

By BFA GLOBAL
Digital Financial Services, Inclusive Fintech |

Why we invested: Power brings holistic financial wellness to employees and gig workers in Kenya

Fintech startup Power aims to help workers across Africa take control over their financial well being and relieve finance-related...

By Thea Sokolowski
Inclusive Fintech, Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Why we invested: Kandua is an online marketplace for skilled gig workers that offers tailored, embedded financial services

The gig economy, which includes platform workers, informal daily wage laborers, and more, has been heralded as the future...

By Dan Klemmer