The Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) has issued a press release to announce The Retail Finance Distribution (ReFinD) Research Initiative. The press release, which was issued in April 2022, was carried by several Ghanaian media outlets.
Announcing the new research initiative, Prof. Peter Quartey, Director of ISSER and Executive Director of ReFinD said: “A meaningful response to the growing interest and pressure to deepen digital finance requires strong data and evidence-led insights to guide the framing of policies. The Retail Finance Distribution (ReFinD) Research Initiative is a timely opportunity for ISSER to contribute to deepening digital financial inclusion with data and illuminating findings that aim to promote access to finance among marginalized groups like women and people experiencing poverty.”
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the initiative aims to deepen digital financial inclusion among the vulnerable and excluded -- women, poor households, SMEs, and other retail businesses -- by funding research projects through multiple calls for pilot studies and experimental research.
It will be launched in the first half of 2022 with a kick-off event and issue of the first requests for proposals (RFP) for pilot studies and experimental research.
Read the full press release: ISSER leads new research initiative to deepen digital financial inclusion.
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