Inclusive FinTechs in Francophone Africa Côte d’Ivoire report
The ecosystem in Côte d’Ivoire comprises 37 FinTechs alongside 18 enablers and funding partners. Inclusive FinTechs catalyze financial inclusion by providing convenience and ease of use of products and services. They represent a new paradigm of design and implementation strategies for financial inclusion. However, they also pose new challenges.
Inclusive FinTechs in Francophone Africa Democratic Republic of the Congo country report
The DRC offers massive market potential for nascent technology start-ups. The political environment supports innovation, entrepreneurship, and digital services. The objective of the National Digital Plan is to drive a vibrant market and improve infrastructure to accelerate opportunities to drive financial inclusion.
Inclusive FinTechs in Francophone Africa: Mali country report
Mali is a frontier market for FinTechs. The ecosystem comprises 18 FinTechs, 11 enablers funding partners.
The Malian Government understands the need to strengthen the entrepreneurship ecosystem. It is in the process of creating policies to utilize digital solutions. This will require investment in skills, education, and support of the startup sector backed with strong mentors.
Coping measures for “measurement” in the time of COVID-19
COVID-19 has seen governments across the globe walk a tightrope as they scramble to contain the spread of the disease while keeping the economy stable. In this unprecedented situation, ground-level data for evidence-based decision-making assumes critical significance. This blog looks at five key lessons from MSC’s research on COVID-19.
Weathering a Perfect Storm – Part 1: The Challenges Facing Fintechs in Emerging Markets During COVID-19
This blog covers the challenges and opportunities born from the COVID-19 pandemic, for both small and established FinTechs, particularly in the emerging markets. It sets the stage for part two, where we discuss how these FinTechs face these unprecedented challenges.
Innovations and coping strategies for food security at the time of COVID-19
COVID-19 is likely to have a widespread, deep, and prolonged impact on every sector and segment. In this blog, we discuss some innovations and practical solutions for governments and other stakeholders to consider to aid food security and to protect the livelihoods of smallholders