Dissecting Financial Inclusion Part II

The interview focuses on understanding financial inclusion, the level of inclusion in Ethiopia, key metrics, and the recently formed advocacy hub. In part one of this interview, she explains what financial inclusion means, its importance, and how to measure it.

The Need to Join Forces in Promoting the DFS Agenda 

So far, the Association of Ethiopian Digital Finance Practitioners has been formally established. The association is formed by alumni of Digital Frontiers Institute which has trained over 500 people in Ethiopia in various disciplines. Another lobby group, the Ethiopian Fintech Association was conceived over two years ago and is expected to undergo formal registration soon. Thus far, it has been running an information sharing platform on Telegram.

Dissecting Financial Inclusion with a UNCDF Policy Analyst

The interview focuses on understanding financial inclusion, the level of inclusion in Ethiopia, key metrics, and the recently formed advocacy hub. In part one of this interview, she explains what financial inclusion means, its importance, and how to measure it.

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Expansion of DFS, why so Sluggish?

In terms of overall economic growth, Ethiopia is going forward. It’s among the top 10 largest African economies, exhibiting consistent annual growth.   A population of 120 million people, it represents a significant opportunity for digital and financial service providers. Yet, the fintech industry in Ethiopia remains nascent. Let’s see some indicators: Financial inclusion Ethiopia […]

Conventional Lending Won’t Do for MSMEs

Medium, Small, and Micro Enterprises (MSMEs) are undoubtedly essential pieces of a low-income country’s economic development. In developing nations, MSMEs contribute up to 40% of gross domestic product (GDP) and 70% to employment creation. Surprisingly, there aren’t extensive studies that assess the contribution of MSMEs to Ethiopia’s economy. However, some reports indicate micro and small […]

The Future of Retail is Digital, a Global Pandemic Proves So

(Source: spencerstuart.com) Spencer Stuart, a leadership consulting organization, examines the transition of retail businesses in light of COVID-19 in a publication titled “The Future of Retail: How CEOs are Rebuilding for a Strong, Sustainable Future.”  Although global trends vary by country, the pandemic has altered consumer behavior for the better, even in Ethiopia.  Research done […]