What’s next? The New Wave of Innovations in Africa’s Mobile Financial Services

We are very excited to be launching our new monthly OnFrontiers Webinar Series. Kicking off this series is our webinar on; “What’s next? The New Wave of Innovations in Africa’s Mobile Financial Services” OnFrontiers spoke with our moderator for the … Continue reading What’s next? The New Wave of Innovations in Africa’s Mobile Financial Services

OnFrontiers Beta Platform: Q&A with Co-Founder, Brian Caouette

Founded in 2014, OnFrontiers is a peer-to-peer market insights platform that provides rapid access to targeted, high quality insights in hard to reach markets. Visit us at www.onfrontiers.com. OnFrontiers is changing the way researchers search for and interact with industry experts in emerging markets. In … Continue reading OnFrontiers Beta Platform: Q&A with Co-Founder, Brian Caouette

Unleashing Las Pampas: Will Macri’s Agricultural Reforms Succeed?

After somewhat surprisingly defeating his government-backed opponent Daniel Scioli in the Presidential election towards the end of last year, Mauricio Macri has set about to implement a range of liberalization policies that present a clear break from the populist policies … Continue reading Unleashing Las Pampas: Will Macri’s Agricultural Reforms Succeed?

The Big Data Credit Revolution in Frontier Markets

              Startup-driven development In frontier markets, gaining access to finance has traditionally been a hindrance for most consumers. Perceived as not being credit-worthy, they are ignored by formal lending institutions and have to rely on other, non-formal, sources of credit. A rapid change is underway, however, due to technological advances that allow credit firms to analyze non-financial data to identify credit-worthy consumers that were previously invisible in the system. Interestingly, startups are driving the development of big data models and algorithms for mobile banking. By mining data on mobile networks, they are able to drive … Continue reading The Big Data Credit Revolution in Frontier Markets

Myanmar in Transition

A country being “at a crossroads” is a term that gets thrown around in international politics, but when it comes to the national elections in Myanmar this November, there is no better way to put it. Myanmar’s political transformation The National League for Democracy (NLD), led by Aung San Suu Kyi, won a landslide victory securing 348 of the total 664 seats in the two houses of parliament, a majority that enables them to win an indirect election for the presidency to be held by the end of February next year. This is surprising not only due to the “25% … Continue reading Myanmar in Transition