The need for a more reliable system

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Having access to quality financial services is the most fundamental factor for users to obtain smooth transactions throughout their daily lives. By extending the availability of reliable digital services, those not having access to financial services could be encouraged to … Continued

Introducing the L-IFT field researchers Alumni Network

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The FEDU project brought together individuals from different parts of Uganda, individuals with a broad-spectrum of backgrounds. This mix of cultures, interests and knowledge has created a wealth of both social and professional bonds. One of the most important question … Continued

Field Researchers Training

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Between 06th April and 10th April, L-IFT held a training for its field researchers in Jinja (Uganda). The training marked a conclusion of over 6 months of data collection for the Financial and Energy Diaries Research, which had started in … Continued

Field Reflections: Bi-weekly meetings

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Bi-weekly meetings, which brought together all the field researchers in each area, were an integral part of the Financial and Energy Diaries Project. Under the stewardship of the team supervisor, these meetings were aimed at evaluating the progress of the … Continued

DFS: Promote Digital Savings as an anchor product

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Last week Thursday, 7th September, Enterprise Partners hosted a workshop for banks and others involved in Digital Financial Services (DFS). The findings of its Assessment of Transaction Pools for DFS. In this second blog: Which Digital Financial Products should be … Continued

The secretive characteristics of digital money

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Digital money transactions have worldwide become the custom due to enhanced technologies. This system has seen use in most countries around the world and our nation, Ethiopia, is starting to follow in their footsteps, with the potential to largely enhance … Continued

Encouraging encounters with merchants in Ethiopia

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Digital Money is a new phenomenon in Ethiopia. Through my interaction with various individuals, I realized that the majority has either never heard about it or does not really know what it is. Interestingly, lack of awareness about digital money does not … Continued

“Digital money as a headache remedy”

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Compared to its neighbouring countries, adoption of Mobile Money Services has not yet gotten a strong foothold in Ethiopia. Despite its economic progress, mobile penetration is lagging behind. As of early 2017 there were three main providers of digital services … Continued

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