The 10th ICT4D Conference brings together public, private and civil society organizations from across the humanitarian and international development community. Participants share how they’ve used innovations in technology to increase the impact of their work. Highly interactive and hands-on, the conference attracts a diverse audience of technical advisors, executives, and others who offer a range of practical insights on applying technology to development, humanitarian, and conservation challenges.
There are an estimated 500 million smallholder families – representing about 2 billion people – around the world. Together, they make up one of the largest potential markets for financial services in many developing countries. Yet, reliable data on their financial lives and options is scarce. New tools from CGAP, MIX, One Acre Fund, and i2i shed light on this important client group by putting demand- and supply-side data at your fingertips.
How can you use these resources to develop financial solutions for smallholder farmers? Join CGAP, MIX, One Acre Fund, and i2i for this webinar to learn about the following tools and see them in action.
- CGAP Smallholder Families Data Hub: Interactive data visualizations allow you to explore 300,000+ data points from CGAP’s nationally representative smallholder household surveys in six countries. Gain insight into everything from smallholders’ income sources and regular expenses to their use of financial tools and attitudes toward providers.
- i2i Open Data Portal: Incorporating data from CGAP’s demand-side smallholder surveys and financial diaries, the i2i open data portal allows you to dive even deeper and to compare and analyze the CGAPs datasets with data from 35 African and Asian countries. You can examine a smallholder’s household and see how they manage their finances over a 12-month period and then share these insights/ widgets in your reports and presentations or via social media.
- MIX and One Acre Fund Smallholder Finance Product Explorer: MIX and One Acre Fund have teamed up to improve the quality and availability of operational data that helps drive product development. Currently in beta, the Smallholder Finance Product Explorer — which consists of rich data on smallholder finance products — enables financial services providers to share knowledge and learn from each other. Additionally, funders and investors can more easily identify partners and support them to develop, launch and refine farmer-centric products.
How can satellite technology reduce the cost and improve the quality of agricultural insurance? Join CGAP and agricultural insurance company Pula for a discussion, hosted by the World Bank’s Agrifinance Community of Practice, about our work to make area yield index insurance affordable for African farmers.
Presenters will discuss the early performance of a new algorithm that uses satellite imagery and farm-level yield data to drastically reduce the amount of crop sampling required to offer area yield index insurance products. By freeing providers from their reliance on labor-intensive measurements to determine average yields in remote areas, the algorithm stands to greatly reduce delivery costs and simplify the logistics required for rolling out agricultural insurance at scale — even in the hardest-to-reach communities.
We will present our methodology along with key partnership strategies we have used to source accurate data and validate the algorithm in Nigeria and Kenya. Client-centric on-boarding strategies used will also be discussed.