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Thursday, May 18 • 12:30 - 13:15
Alternative data as an enabler of smallholder finance: should you believe the hype? LIMITED

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Alternative data as an enabler of smallholder finance: should you believe the hype?
  • Role of alternative data in broader digitalization efforts by FSPs looking to serve smallholders 
  • Key types and uses of alternative data: not just credit scoring!
  • If alternative data is so great, why aren't we seeing more deployments?
  • What do we learn from KCB's success in using alternative data to reach the mass market?
  • Emerging insights from AGRA's ongoing efforts to help FSPs deploy farmer management system data in service of smallholder lending

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Reuben Gicheha

Program Officer,Financial Inclusion, AGRA
Reuben has over 10 years experience in the financial inclusion space in Kenya having with the two leading banks in Kenya.He pioneered the KCB Mpesa micro lending business before moving to AGRA in the MasterCard Foundation funded financial inclusion program.He is the lead for Keny... Read More →
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Jason Wendle

Director, Rural and Ag Finance Learning Lab
Jason is the Director of the Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab, which creates and shares knowledge, and fosters collaboration for better financial solutions reaching more smallholder farmers. The Lab is the learning partner to The MasterCard Foundation's $175M+ "RAF" po... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 12:30 - 13:15

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