Tag: Technology

iWorkers: How large is the African market for digital commerce?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

iWorkers: How large is the African market for digital commerce?

Africa’s largest e-commerce platform, Jumia, was listed on the New York Stock Exchange on 12 April 2019 at a...

By David Porteous
The iWorker Project – Country Diagnostic Report: Ghana
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

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...

By BFA GLOBAL
Lean user research: How Diin sequenced data analysis and user interviews to generate insights
Inclusive Fintech |

Lean user research: How Diin sequenced data analysis and user interviews to generate insights

Startups typically chase growth by acquiring more and more customers. It is tempting to interpret more customers as a...

By Malika Anand
The suptech generations
Policy and Regulation |

The suptech generations

Financial authorities’ use of technology has evolved over the years, leading to different generations of technology that culminate in...

By R2A
Can Africa Show How Gig Workers Get a Fair Share in the Digital Economy?
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Can Africa Show How Gig Workers Get a Fair Share in the Digital Economy?

By Amolo Ng'weno
Let’s Be Real: The Informal Sector and the Gig Economy are the Future, and the Present, of Work in Africa
Livelihoods and Microenterprise |

Let’s Be Real: The Informal Sector and the Gig Economy are the Future, and the Present, of Work in Africa

By Amolo Ng'weno
Timing Isn’t Quite Right for SaaS Startups in Africa
Inclusive Fintech |

Timing Isn’t Quite Right for SaaS Startups in Africa

Let me tell you how I failed to build a scalable SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) startup in Africa. I was working for tech...

By Yoann Berno
What is the Investment Climate for Fintech in Emerging Markets?
Inclusive Fintech |

What is the Investment Climate for Fintech in Emerging Markets?

A positive outlook according to our investor network Catalyst Fund and JPMorgan Chase & Co. are sponsoring the Inclusive...

By Wajiha Ahmed
Inclusive Fintech: Four Lessons for Optimizing Customer and Tech Journeys
Inclusive Fintech |

Inclusive Fintech: Four Lessons for Optimizing Customer and Tech Journeys

At Catalyst Fund, we spent the past year working directly with early-stage fintech startups in emerging markets. Run by...

By Wajiha Ahmed
Can the digitization of micro insurance make all the difference? Assessing the growth potential of digital micro insurance
Digital Financial Services |

Can the digitization of micro insurance make all the difference? Assessing the growth potential of digital micro insurance

BFA Global co-authored this paper examines the use of technology in microinsurance and insurance sold through and with mobile...

By BFA GLOBAL