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Managing Funds Through a Semi-autonomous Operating Entity: A Viable Solution to Ethiopia’s Capital-constrained Start-up Ecosystem?

Ethiopia relies on its startup sector to create jobs and build a digital economy through the development of innovative digital products and services. This is hampered by a lack of access to finance at all stages of the start-up journey.  A lack of investor support and limited access to early-stage capital from banks or other sources ...

Leveraging Innovative Tech For Efficient Agent Networks

 A joint brief by the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion and the Institute of International Finance remarks technological innovation can be a potential driver for improving the efficiency of agents for customers and themselves. 

Challenges to Driving Financial Inclusion Through Mobile Money in Ethiopia 

Ethiopia has lower levels of formal financial inclusion than its neighboring East African countries as only 46% of adults have an account at a formal financial institution. 60% of adults use a mobile phone, presenting a significant opportunity to increase financial inclusion through mobile money services. As a report by GSMA notes, the ...

Getting Financial Services for Gig Workers Right: Lessons From Practical Implementations

A CGAP report draws lessons from practical implementations that integrated financial services with gig work platforms.

Gaps in Digitalization of Ethiopia’s Logistics Sector

The global logistics sector is at the forefront of embracing innovative technologies, such as the Internet of Things (IoT), logistics information management systems, artificial intelligence, big data analytics, logistics cloud computing, and blockchain. For the logistics industry in Ethiopia, adopting these global trends will enable ...

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