Savings-led Digital Finance: The Dawn of a New Era?
This blog explores “savings-led” digital finance apps, such as DreamSave, that use clients' savings capacity as a proxy for the ability to repay a loan, opening up a potential new era for digital finance.
Break the Bias: Evidence Shows Digital Finance Risks Hit Women the Hardest
This article explores evidence which shows that women are more likely to experience most risks identified in CGAP’s typology of 66 DFS consumer risks than men. CGAP observes that long-standing digital financial service (DFS) risks are not only getting worse, but new risks are emerging every year, and women are more vulnerable to DFS risks than […]
Quickly Identifying Potential Data Risks
This resource is designed to help development actors increase the effectiveness of digital tools and data, while reducing the risks and the potential for harm. We often assume that data protection is the job of informational technology (IT) specialists. IT has a role to play, but so does operations staff. Operations staff determine what data […]
Reaching 50 Million Women with Mobile: A Practical Guide
This guide outlines practical steps that mobile operators can take to reach women customers. Drawing on its research and work across Africa, Asia and Latin America over the last decade, GSMA has distilled 10 key recommendations for reaching women with mobile. While consideration of the unique local context is crucial, some overarching themes have emerged. […]
Digital Savings Group Course
Developed by the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF), this online course discusses key concepts in digital savings groups (DSGs) and provides a detailed orientation to AKF’s DSG platform. The course is designed for those who wish to support the implementation of DSGs, including project managers, trainers, and village agents. The course consists of 49 short videos. […]