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Digital Finance

A Complementary Online Resource to the Guide to the Use of Digital Financial Services in Agriculture

Tue, March 21, 2017
Explore USAID's recently released interactive online resource to complement The Guide to the Use of Digital Financial Services in Agriculture!

New Video Shows How Mobile Money Makes Inroads in Malawi

Mon, February 27, 2017
Learn how Feed the Future Malawi Mobile Money Project takes a strategic approach to building mobile money networks through building capacity for service providers, banks, and regulators.

Mobile Money Helps Farmers Grow Their Businesses in Bangladesh

Wed, February 22, 2017
By offering a secure way to store money and access financial services, mobile money has the potential to increase the efficiency of programs and significantly improve the resilience of smallholder farmers in Bangladesh.

Empowering Women Through Digital Financial Solutions

Mon, March 7, 2016
Sajda Ouachtouki
Digital Inclusion Advisor
Did you know that in addition to offering many economic benefits, bank account ownership can make you happier? Read about this and other benefits of digitizing financial solutions to advance women's economic participation.

Digital Financial Inclusion: A Recap of USAID's Multi-faceted Approach

Mon, July 13, 2015
Brian King
Team Lead, Digital Finance
Brian King closes out our Digital Finance series with a recap of where we've been and where we need to go.

Disaster Response in the Digital Age: Investing in Digital Finance to Accelerate Humanitarian Assistance

Wed, July 1, 2015
Nandini Harihareswara
Senior Digital Finance Advisor
John Lamm
Markets Advisor
Laura Meissner
Economic Recovery and Markets Advisor
USAID continues their series on digital financial services with an installment on humanitarian assistance.

How Digital Financial Services Can Meet the Financing Demands of Smallholder Farmers

Tue, June 16, 2015
Liz Diebold
Agriculture Finance and Investment Lead
Nandini Harihareswara
Senior Digital Finance Advisor
Harsha Kodali
Agricultural Finance Specialist
While DFS are not a cure-all, they can be a strong complement to current interventions.

Reaching Universal Financial Access is Impossible Without Women

Tue, June 9, 2015
Casey Dlott
Digital Inclusion Advisor
What does "universal financial access" mean? USAID's Casey Dlott calls attention to the digital gender divide.

Enabling Digital Financial Inclusion: USAID's Critical Role

Tue, April 28, 2015
Fernando Maldonado
Technical Advisor, Digital Finance
"Financial exclusion is the common denominator of development challenges," explains USAID's Fernando Maldonado.

Digital Finance: The View from USAID

Tue, April 14, 2015
Kay McGowan
Digital Finance Team Lead
Increasingly, USAID is focusing on digital finance as the critical pathway toward scaling meaningful financial inclusion. But what does that mean?

Towards a Learning Agenda for USAID’s Role in Inclusive Financial Growth

Tue, March 3, 2015
How should private capital be mobilized for development outcomes? How can we ensure gains are equally distributed? Welcome to our latest series in Financing Growth!