Digital Financial Sector Development

NetHope has worked to expand the use of digital technology to deepen the reach of the financial sector to poor and marginalized people since 2011. NetHope was an early believer in the transformative promise of mobile money and digital financial inclusion that evidence has shown to be a proven tool in poverty alleviation. 

We created several initiatives promoting digital technology. Some of these include assisting USAID in framing the global movement that spawned the global call to action and the Better Than Cash Alliance in 2011. We support farmers in rural Uganda to become active users of digital financial services. We have published research that collects the evidence of the technology’s success and provide a framework for analyzing the role trust plays in women’s use of digital financial services.  We have implemented programs throughout Africa and Asia supporting digital service providers with technical assistance and run multi-year programs in countries to help service providers extend their financial services networks with digitally enabled agents. We have helped regulators evaluate best practices for supporting digital innovations in the financial sector and have served as a knowledge hub for collection of a growing evidence base promoting sustainable digital financial inclusion and actionable tools included in our popular epayments toolkit.

NetHope does all this because we are committed to providing hope and progress through digital financial inclusion.


The Power and Collective Impact of NetHope and Its Members on Financial Sector Deepening

Our work is amplified by the collective impact of our members that together with NetHope,
bring significant resources to achieving the goals of digital financial inclusion.

 


How We Work for Digital Financial Inclusion for All.

NetHope has a dedicated technical team in digital financial inclusion that works with our members and provides advisory services to advance inclusive financial sector development through digital technology. How we work and opportunities to join our efforts for collective impact:

Financial Market Assessments & Market Analysis

Financial Market Assessments & Market Analysis

We conduct country level assessments of the financial sector’s reach and state of digital financial inclusion. We offer these assessments as a public resource to help our members and the global community understand the evidence and incorporate digital financial services as a tool in their work.

Financial Strategies and Programs

Financial Strategies and Programs

We use the collective knowledge of our members and our expert team to develop financial strategies and programs to bring finance to all, be they refugees receiving cash assistance through financially inclusive products, smallholder farmers in Uganda, or women.

Financial Sector Interventions

Financial Sector Interventions

We have done concentrated work in Indonesia and India to support private sector expansion of financial service delivery enabled by our digital technology.

Monitoring and Evaluation

Monitoring and Evaluation

We evaluate our financial sector programs using metrics for impact and provide our members an avenue for sharing their work through a webinar series, and testing of approaches through our grant programs. With grants awarded by NetHope nonprofit organizations, we have tested new ways for innovation and evaluating impact, and the challenges in the humanitarian sector.

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