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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 ...

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.

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 ...

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, ...

Stringent Regulatory Measures Are Needed To Protect Fast-Growing Fintech: IMF

(Source IMF) Over 3,000 cyberattacks were reported by the Ethiopian Network Security Agency (INSA) during the first half of 2021/22. The Agency disclosed that the number had nearly tripled compared to the same period the previous year. Five months later, the total ...

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