Perspectives on shared agent networks from emerging economies
Shared agent networks help providers to reduce the cost of platform management and maintenance, agent training and monitoring, as well as improved liquidity management – particularly in fully interoperable environments. Read more about how formal and informal shared agent networks are helping to deepen financial inclusion in emerging markets.
Partnerships and innovations will be key to reducing liquidity concerns for agents in the DRC
Today’s blog focuses on liquidity management. It uses recent insights from MicroSave Consulting’s (MSC) field study of DFS agent networks in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), which in turn stem from interviews with over 50 agents.
There are no magic formulas for designing appropriate savings products for poor people: it requires market research and careful, systematic product development. But the rewards for the Microfinance Institutions that undertake these exercises in terms of profits and client loyalty can be remarkable, and well worth the investment.
Fitting the Pieces of the Liquidity Management Puzzle
This paper is part of a series of synthesis papers that summarise data on agent networks. We have collected the data over four and a half years from nine countries in Africa and Asia through the Agent Network Accelerator (ANA) project. This paper synthesizes knowledge and data on liquidity management approaches to ANA research markets […]