Retail Finance Distribution (ReFinD) Research Initiative


The Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) at the University of Ghana is undertaking a new research initiative, The Retail Finance Distribution (ReFinD) Research Initiative. The initiative will focus on deepening digital financial inclusion, and how to improve women’s access to financial services in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). 

Funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the initiative aims to deepen digital financial inclusion among the vulnerable and excluded: women, poor households, SMEs and other retail businesses.

The initiative will engage researchers from the Global North and the Global South and seek to foster future partnerships and capacity building through funded research.

ISSER will coordinate the project, including recruiting, managing staff, and providing project leadership