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Press 1 to secure your retirement

March 27, 2019

By allowing youSave customers to use airtime credit to make installments into their micropension account, project partners are essentially leveraging an existing product for a new use case. With this in place, a youSave client can buy airtime credit, which they would normally use for making calls, send an SMS or for data, and make a deposit into their youSave account, using a simple three-digit USSD code.

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Financial education supports Garanga community to bring back life into its school canteen

March 22, 2019

Garanga RTC canteen that teachers and students have breathed new life into.                            PC: Olivia Vakaososo   By Olivia Vakaosooso and Erica Lee Saving is no easy task. It takes goal setting, planning and discipline. When properly motivated and with the right tools,...

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Is Financial Inclusion Really Impacting the SDGs? This New Research Approach Could Offer an Answer

February 19, 2019

The need for a better measurement approach was the impetus for establishing the Impact Pathways project, pioneered by the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) with conceptual and technical support from BFA. This project embraces a “pathways” approach to unpacking the felt benefits and development outcomes experienced by users of financial services. The key goal behind this approach is to take into account the whole set of financial products that low-income customers use, to understand all the ways they might use each of them, and to assess the benefits that they experience. This comprehensive assessment might ultimately help detect any improvement financial services have on a range of SDGs.

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