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Digital Frontiers Institute

Financial Inclusion


Provide staff of financial service providers working in digital finance with the information and skills they need to accelerate the growth of digital finance in their respective institutions across Africa. Digital Frontier Institute supports the emergence of a digital finance profession that is inclusive, ethical and sustainable.

Why We Partnered:

Over the past 10 years, the number of digital finance departments has expanded rapidly across Africa, but many have struggled to achieve scale and sustainability. This is due to a lack of capacity among management of digital financial service providers to design and implement approaches that match the needs and behaviours of unbanked clients. This project will help digital financial service providers to develop solutions that clients will find more relevant and usable. The Digital Frontiers Institute (DFI) is structured to offer ongoing training sustainability. It has a five year business plan, which requires philanthropic support for the initial three-year period. Donors have agreed to align their support for the first two years of the program and will review funding based on progress to milestones. The Foundation would jointly support this program from inception and beyond financing, will make content and in-country partners available to DFI. DFI is managed by an experienced team, comprised of renowned experts in digital finance in Africa.