Webinar materials: Last mile partnerships for smallholder finance

Published on

March 1, 2017

On February 28 and March 1 the RAF Learning Lab team – in collaboration with Dalberg – hosted a webinar summarizing insights from our second Learning Brief, Better together: Last mile partnerships for smallholder finance.  

The webinar reviewed key insights around partner motivations, challenges to partnership formation, and supporting factors for business partnerships between agribusinesses (value chain actors) or ag-focused technology providers and financial institutions. 

See below for the full webinar recording, webinar presentation, baseline report, and a link to the Learning Brief. 

1. Webinar recording |  56 minutes 


2. Webinar presentation | 24 slides 

3. Baseline report | 50 slides 

4. Full Learning Brief 

The second in the Lab's Learning Brief series, "Better together: Last mile business partnerships for smallholder finance," offers baseline insights for building or enabling businesses partnerships to better serve smallholders. These are early findings from an ongoing study of four value chain/technology players looking to partner with financial institutions. Read the full learning brief here

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Better together: Last mile partnerships for smallholder finance

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Original Content

The Learning Lab works to identify and share knowledge relevant to our learning agenda and our users, but also to create new knowledge through research and facilitated learning. Original content from the Learning Lab includes news about the Lab, analyses we've conducted, knowledge products we've created, and posts we've written about other relevant initiatives.

Learning Lab Implementing Partner

Dalberg is a strategic advisory firm specializing in international development and global challenges. They have extensive expertise in rural and agricultural finance, including having authored the landmark study Catalyzing Smallholder Finance 

Dalberg jointly implements the Learning Lab with GDI, conducting "deep dive" studies for the Fund for Rural Prosperity as well as the MasterCard Foundation's rural and agricultural finance portfolio. On raflearning.org, Dalberg also shares knowledge and learnings from outside of its work with the Lab.

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