Publications

Our publications library offers a variety of insights such as briefs, white papers, and reports. Informed by our suite of services (e.g., Financial Diaries, qualitative research, strategic advisory, et al.), our experts develop these insights with the purpose of advancing a particular area of thinking within the sector.

 

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Blogs

BFA Global blogs provide fresh thoughts on topical themes within our Areas of Work, distill points from our major publications, and provide an opportunity for our experts to dive deeper into key aspects of our portfolio.

 

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Video + Podcasts

We make it a point to reflect on the impact we have made, and capture it via the lens and our voices. We have been able to produce some customer-centric videos and podcasts to capture their stories – see them here.

 

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Infographics

Our library of infographics translate BFA Global’s on-the-ground research into visual representations that can be utilized as resources for a variety of stakeholders. They capture a project or investigation’s background, methodology, and key insights in a concise and visually engaging format.

 

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R2A white paper

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The growing “pull” of income generation through platforms

In this Briefing Note David Porteous, BFA Global Founder and Chair – picks up the storyline around the income-generative characteristics of superplatforms. This attribute is not exclusive to superplatforms but can apply to digital work platforms of all kinds. In … Continue reading →

Revisiting superplatforms and their implications – FIBR briefing note

In the second FIBR White Paper, published in 2017,  Olga Morawcynzski and David Porteous made the bold claim that “superplatforms” were coming to financial markets in Africa and elsewhere, and that this would change the nature of financial inclusion. In … Continue reading →

How to design PAYGo operational models to improve repayment

There has been a lot of work exploring why some pay-as-you-go (PAYGo) solar customers stop paying after they are initially granted a loan, most of which has focused on the customer and challenges they encounter, for example, short-term cash flow … Continue reading →

Proven Strategies For Making Fintech Inclusive

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Accelerating Early-Stage Inclusive Fintech Startups

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FIBR AI Gallery

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Finbots for Shopkeepers Series 

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Chai, Chapatis and the Propensity for Success: How big data can help small hustles

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Promising AI Applications to Help Shopkeepers Manage Business

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Visiting a Merchant Shop in Kibera in VR

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A Day in the Life of a Shopkeeper

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Who are the Small Merchants Who Make a Real Living Instead of Just Making Some Extra Money?

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Getting the Timing Right: The Life Cycle of a Small Shop in Africa

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Making Business Work for Dukas

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What if We Offered Business Support to Small Merchants Over WhatsApp?

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Micro-consulting: Using WhatsApp Groups to Support Agents

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