- If about microfinance or inclusive finance, I write about things which I hear, about events I go to, or articles I read. There is a small bias towards mobile payments, alternative delivery channels, and alternative data for credit scoring since I am am very interested in these topics. When I do not blog about interesting topics, I am an impact microfinance investment officer at the European Investment Bank (EIB).
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Very excited to present you my latest publication! Before joining the European Investment Bank in Oktober 2015, I was working as independent consultant and specifically on „The Partnership for Financial Inclusion.“ This initiative was a joint effort by the International … Continue reading
Financial Sector Deepening Trust–Tanzania (FSDT) and the Consultative Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) conducted a nationally representative survey of smallholder households In Tanzania between August and September 2015. I am spending currently a lot for time on how to … Continue reading
The recent visit of Dutch Queen Maxima has brought financial inclusion back onto the agenda of Indonesia`s government. According to the World Bank`s Global Findex report 2014, only 36% of the Indonesian adult population (older then 15 years) has access … Continue reading
I really enjoyed reading the report – which is not often the case with these “full of data” kind of reports. Please find below the update on the 2015 and 2016 Brookings FDIP, plus some interesting highlights.
I have already written about online lenders (Online lenders – threat or promise?) or about the use of alternative data for credit assessments (As excited about alternative data?). Even though I find the concepts very exciting and the underlying promise … Continue reading
I have spent a big part of my career on Africa. Either working in the DRC for three years financing microentrepreneurs and small businesses, or working as a consultant on mobile banking agent networks in Tanzania, DRC, Madagascar, and Senegal. I … Continue reading