Provision of technical support to the Bank of Tanzania in the implementation of Tanzania’s National Financial Education Framework, ensuring the public is educated and informed of their rights, responsibilities and redress options in the financial sector. The project forms part of the five year implementation plan adopted by the National Council for Financial Inclusion (NCFI), extending financial services to vulnerable target segments in the country (youth, women, rural poor). Dimes’ work focuses on the institutionalisation of the framework, establishing a funding strategy, a consumer strategy, preparing the educational system for stakeholders involved, and on measuring levels of financial capability.
Creation of evidence base for and development of advocacy strategy for the Simavi and Solidaridad’s Golden Line programme, targeting women’s rights and economic empowerment of women living in and around gold mining communities in Ghana and Tanzania. Designed communication, evaluation and strategy implementation tools regarding national and international advocacy focused on increasing policymakers’ consideration of gender in responsible policies and practices as well as grassroots and national-level advocacy focusing on raising the voices of women and communities regarding women’s economic rights, in order to influence national priority setting and policy making.
Dimes supported Hivos in the development of the organisation’s Gender Equality and Diversity Strategy (2018-2021), with an associated Action Plan and key gender and diversity tools that will be use to promote the integration of gender equality and diversity in Hivos’ policies, processes, administration and programming. The Strategy, Action Plan and Tools will guide the actions of all Hivos offices to mainstream gender and diversity into its programme/project development and management cycle; advocacy, communications and fundraising efforts; information and management systems and monitoring.
Dimes conducted a study into the representation of socio-economic inequality in economic policy and the targeting of vulnerable populations with(in) national financial inclusion strategies in Latin America. See more in Publications section.
Creation of Monitoring and Evaluation Framework for this child rights focused CSO. Ensure high level of programme quality through performance monitoring, evaluation and reporting on global child helpline data, and provide leadership and coordination in the development, dissemination and promotion of strategies, standards and tools. Development of overall framework for monitoring and evaluation of programmes and projects in accordance with Child Helpline International’s strategy and focus on building internal capacity on M&E.
Enclude has supported the design and implementation of the Striver program for the Mastercard Centre for Inclusive Growth. The program focuses on enabling young small and micro enterprise owners, mostly women, known as Strivers, to grow their businesses by partnering with local actors to provide financial education and facilitate access to finance. Dimes served as a financial capability expert throughout the project.
Proyecto Capital has supported the development of Financial inclusion and Education Strategies in Latin America. This study is part of a greater project, which objective was to document this experience and its influence in the field and in the region. Dimes supported this ambitious work by completing a retrospective study exploring financial inclusion and financial education initiatives linked to conditional cash transfers directed specifically to the youth segment.
Preparation of course materials for master classes (PhD & Master students) on financial inclusion research and policy worldwide. Dimes taught 5 master classes on financial inclusion and its link to responsible business conduct in the finance sector and provided research consultation on local youth financial capability research project
This document presents and analyses the findings of a survey gathering information on financial inclusion policies and financial and consumer protection regulation targeted towards children and youth in Latin America. Results suggest that there is a great diversity in approaches to financial service regulation the lower age segments in the region and young people are rarely seen as independent economic actors.
New America’s Policy brief tackles two primary barriers to youth financial inclusion, particularly through savings accounts at FIs: identity and control. In it, a series of recommendations to policy makers and other stakeholders about ways to create regulatory environments that are more likely to foster and support the development and uptake of savings accounts at FIs for youth in the developing world.