Articles by Jessica Osborn
Rising mobile and internet access have resulted in a profusion of digital marketplace platforms in emerging markets like Africa. These platforms have injected structure into informal markets, connecting buyers to sellers and workers to jobs. And according to Jessica Osborn at Caribou Digital, they're also delivering other benefits. She explores how digital platforms are closing the skills gap and transforming the future of work in Africa and beyond.
Earlier this year the FiDA Partnership took 26 leaders from Africa’s digital finance industry to China to learn about what's driving the unprecedented Fintech boom there. Jessica Osborn, a senior manager at Caribou Digital, writes that the immersive and intense week was designed to help participants experience Chinese digital life firsthand on the streets of Beijing, in the mom-and-pop stores of Hangzhou and the on factory floors of Guangdong. Osborn shares eight key lessons for anyone looking to succeed in emerging market fintech.