Contributing to best practice in Sub-Saharan Africa
There are three specific learning questions that the Partnership focus on, the details of which are briefly explored in the two program research sections on our Resources page.1.) What are the key determinants of scale and outreach for microfinance institutions in Sub-Saharan Africa?
2.) Do mobile and agent banking channels accelerate growth and delivery of microfinance?
3.) What are the key drivers for successful uptake of mobile financial services?
Contributing to the global community of practice in microfinance and mobile financial services is a priority for IFC and The MasterCard Foundation. IFC’s Mobile Money Toolkit is a repository for internal and external documents and tools, supporting the latest best practice thinking in mobile financial services development. The New Microfinance Handbook, published by the World Bank in February 2013 in partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, is regarded the single most comprehensive guide to the rapidly evolving microfinance industry. You can find links to these and other relevant research on our Resources page.