Innovation Platforms

Catalysing new thinking to overcome challenges to an inclusive and growing financial sector.

Disrupting the market, challenging traditional thinking

We seek to utilise expertise within our team and among global experts to package and present insights and product development rigour to galvanise new thinking in the financial sector.

We are building an active community of innovators from a wide range of sectors, who we bring together for innovation sprints, workshops and gatherings, offering opportunities for the development of innovative solutions that can lead to sustainable improvement in financial inclusion.

FinSights Lab

A nimble and flexible research platform which responds to market demand and is currently onboarding and working with financial service providers looking to develop successful business solutions.



An ambitious innovation sprint that brings together forward-thinkers in a dynamic environment that supports new ideas and solutions which can fill the demand-supply gap in the financial sector. Participants are taken on a journey of understanding through conversation, analysis of relevant market data and expert guidance.



Working closely with financial partners, this programme aims to enhance their capabilities to manage and analyse data, develop and innovate new business models and reflect and share lessons learned. Financial service providers are carefully selected and provided with the funding and technical assistance needed to develop, test and take new products to market.


The Gathering

The Gathering pulls together leaders and professionals across the
financial sector, creating a forum for topical and relevant issues.
Powered by the Financial Sector Deepening Trust, The Gathering is a
melting pot of ideas, converging to inspire, with an aspiration to transform the way strategic decisions are made, and ultimately lead individuals and organisations to innovate.

To learn more about The Gathering, click here

Latest news

Youth barriers to financial inclusion
1st November 2021
Fostering Alternative Know Your Customer (KYC) for Younger Youth in Tanzania Contributing Authors: Irene Madeje Mlola (Interim Executive Director) and Anna Jubilate Mushi, (Head of Gender and Youth), FSDT “Younger youth offer a unique opportunity to be capitalized on, but at the same time they face unique challenges that need an exceptional eye and approach […]
Public Announcement
15th June 2021
FINANCIAL SECTOR DEEPENING TRUST LEADERSHIP TRANSITION The registered Trustee of the Financial Sector Deepening Trust (“FSDT”) announces the leaving of the Executive Director, Mr. Sosthenes Kewe, after 15 years of dedicated service at FSDT. The development partners recognize and are very appreciative of the contribution that Mr. Kewe has made to the achievements in financial […]
Gender barriers to financial inclusion
17th May 2021
Addressing Gender Barriers in the ID Acquisition Process in Tanzania By Anna Jubilate Mushi, Head of Gender & Youth, FSDT “IDs represent a huge opportunity for low-income women to realize their full potential, and are enablers of bridging the existing gender gap in political, social and ecnomic spheres; however, if the ID acuisition process is […]


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