This past year has seen much progress in financial inclusion as a result of innovative initiatives in the financial sector. Working with donors, partners and stakeholders, the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) has actively pursued its 2013-2018 strategic plan to facilitate new thinking to improve the financial lives of all individuals and businesses in Tanzania.
The Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) funded a near five-year programme to bring basic financial services in the form of community-based savings groups (CBSGs) to some of Tanzania’s poorest people in the southern regions of Lindi and Mtwara.
The art and science of philanthropic grantmaking in the developing world has been undergoing a shift, particularly in areas powered by financial inclusion. Increasingly, grant-giving is focused on leveraging both economic and capital markets; directing grant making to companies that can sustain themselves, de-risking the pathway, and crowding in impact investors who offer equity or […]
In 2014, the National Financial Inclusion Framework (NFIF) set the stage for a national financial inclusion vision with goals for concrete improvements in the lives of all Tanzanians through improved access and use of financial services.
The implementation of the first AgFiMS survey (AgFiMS Tanzania 2011) was commissioned by
the Financial Sector Deepening Trust Tanzania (FSDT). Funding for the survey was providedby the Gatsby Charitable Foundation and the FSDT, with co-funding from the RockefellerFoundation. Data was collected from 4094 agribusinesses by means of face-to-face interviewswith business owners; 3 734 producers, 104 processors and 256 service providers.
AYANI was appointed by the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (FSDT) to conduct field work on the supply of financial services to the agriculture sector in Tanzania.
First Access is a data analytics company that can reliably predict risk for consumers who have never had a bank account or credit score, using their prepaid mobile data.
Since January 1949, when a U.S. President Truman speech ushered in the modern era of international development, successive generations of theorists and practitioners have wrestled to determine the best means to deliver international development assistance to the world’s poor.
Interoperable standards, a set of agreed rules and standards facilitating customer transactions among service providers, has been a focus area in the mobile financial services industry for several years.