Agent Network Accelerator aims at increasing the global understanding of how to build and manage sustainable cash-in/cash-out (CICO) networks in poor communities, and across broad geographies. The two pronged strategy to achieve the above includes:
Detailed assessments of more than 25 agent networks in eight countries (Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, Nigeria, India, Indonesia, Bangladesh and Pakistan), twice, over a period of 4 years. These assessments will generate systematic qualitative and quantitative data and leading operational insights across a wide range of agent networks. Data and insights acquired during this research project will be documented into outstanding knowledge pieces and research documents, published through The Helix Institute of Digital Finance.
Launch of the Helix Institute of Digital Finance by MicroSave in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), and the UN Capital Development Fund (UNCDF). The Helix Institute provides world-class training and cutting-edge data for digital financial service providers, designed to develop and grow their capacities in building sustainable and successful deployments. Since the launch of the inaugural training course in November 2013, The Helix Institute has trained 59 participants from 36 organisations, in 13 countries around the developing world. Held in Nairobi, Kenya The Helix Institute currently offers two training courses in agent network management – Core and Advanced Agent Network Accelerator. Visit the website for more details: www.helix-institute.com/training-courses