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Breaking Free of the Branch!

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

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What is a typical smallholder in Tanzania?

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

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Re-establishing mobile money momentum in Indonesia!

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

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The 2016 Brookings FDIP is out!

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.

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Zidisha! the future of microfinance?!?

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

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SIBs – the good, the bad, and the ugly!

I spent my last 3 blogs on Social/Development Impact Bonds (“Social Impact Bonds! Moving from outputs to outcomes…“, “After SIBs… now we talk DIBs!” or “An experiment – two SIBs to help Germany solve its migration crisis!? (1 of 2)“). … Continue reading

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An experiment – two SIBs to help Germany solve its migration crisis!? (1 of 2)

In my previous blog (Social Impact Bonds – Moving from outputs to outcomes…) I have introduced the concept of Social Impact bonds (SIBs) and described in another one, how these SIBs can morph into Development Impact Bonds (DIBs). Their mechanics … Continue reading

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After SIBs… now we talk DIBs!

Last week, I shared with you my “discovery” of Social Impact Bonds and provided you with a superficial overview of how they work, the structure they have, and what benefits they present. However, by researching these bonds a little, I … Continue reading

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Social Impact Bonds! Moving from outputs to outcomes…

Last week I was fortunate enough to participate in Saïd Oxford Business School’s Impact Investing Programme. A part from interesting case studies and very inspiring discussions with fellow students, I was particularly struck by a new approach for government spending: Social … Continue reading

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Making Africa work?! let’s look at the positive sides

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

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