Digital Learning for Financial Inclusion in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Kristy Amacker, Chris Proulx, Scott Schaffter
Date Published:
August 2, 2019
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There is a capacity gap among banks and microfinance institutions (MFIs) that limits financial inclusion. In Sub-Saharan Africa and other developing markets, capacity building primarily consists of consultant-led, in-person training—solutions that are expensive and not scalable.

Gateway Academy is a curated digital learning platform and marketplace aimed at closing the capacity gap by working with recognized training providers to develop context-specific courses. We believe that with more skilled staff, banks will deliver new and appropriate financial products for the poor.

Note: This year's case competition entry form included a new question about whether or not the highlighted CLA approach(es) contribute to a country’s Journey to Self-Reliance.The response to this question was not scored as part of the judging process.