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Insights on Payment Practices in Bangladesh: Cash and Mobile Finance Habits

This study, conducted by Dnet under a grant provided through USAID’s Mobile Solutions and Technical Assistance (mSTAR) project, captures how customer acquisition agents for Dnet’s Aponjon Program are using mobile phones. Aponjon is an mHealth initiative focused on maternal and child healthcare. Aponjon deploys agents across the country to increase subscriptions to the mobile phone service; agents receive an incentive payment based on the number of customer acquisitions they make.

The Demand for Micro-Insurance: A Literature Review

This paper provides a selective overview of the current state of research on demand for microinsurance. It first looks at the theoretical research and then reviews the empirical evidence on the factors influencing demand for insurance.

A New Look at Microfinance Apexes

CGAP's latest Focus Note, A New Look at Microfinance Apexes, offers an overview of microfinance apex operations, wholesale funds that channel public resources to multiple retail financial providers in a country.

Microinsurance decisions: Evidence from Ethiopia

This study reviews evidence collected from a microinsurance field experiment in rural Ethiopia. The experiment involves collecting data from individuals in order to predict the shape of the demand curve for indexed insurance.

Managing microinsurance partnerships

This paper analyses microinsurance partnerships and provides a framework with which to analyse both new and existing partnerships and recommendations to monitor and improve them.

Savings Constraints and Microenterprise Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya

On March 11, 2012, professors Pascaline Dupas and Jonathan Robinson published a study on "Savings Constraints and Microenterprise Development: Evidence from a Field Experiment in Kenya" which was conducted in 2006, 2007, and 2008 and funded by The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) and Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA). Sampling was done in three waves with a total of 200 people.