To achieve the project goals, ISSER will facilitate partnerships between policymakers, commercial digital financial service providers, and researchers, and fund pilot and large-scale research projects. Funding will target rigorous, high-impact research projects with the potential for publication in high-impact journals on economics, development, and management, and relevance for informing practical real-world solutions at scale. Priority will be given to projects that explore financial incentives such as subsidies, relevant regulations, and other institutional arrangements that impact agent density, as well as those that are intentional in focusing on the role of agent networks in women’s access to digital financial services. The initiative will support the dissemination of research insights through the publication of policy briefs, the hosting of convenings, and other activities designed to inform policy and practice.