DFS Knowledge Management (IFC-592948)

  • Africa
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Bank Risk Rating
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Voting Date
Apr 5, 2012
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The MasterCard Foundation
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
  • Finance
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 3.57 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Bank Documents
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Nov 28, 2017

Disclosed by Bank Mar 1, 2017

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Project Description
In partnership with The MasterCard Foundation, the purpose of the DFS knowledge management program described in this Project is to: i) Examine the outcomes of new product and channel interventions undertaken by select IFC DFS partners in Africa; ii) Understand the contribution of commercial DFS to financial inclusion and scale in SSA; and iii) Document learning from IFCs Africa DFS program to disseminate internally and to the wider microfinance industry. The project has a applied research approach to monitoring, evaluation and learning. The research agenda has a three part strategy: (1) To understand drivers for the scale and growth of DFS, delivering strategic client-facing results (2) To understand how IFC DFS project interventions support clients to improve DFS operations and reach markets for better financial inclusion, by providing benchmarks, lessons and practices common across portfolio (3) To understand the impact of DFS on end users, and to deliver learning on how DFS supports financial inclusion.
Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
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