The Mastercard Foundation Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab (the Lab) was a seven year initiative jointly implemented by GDI and Dalberg Advisors. The Lab fostered learning and collaboration among Foundation partners and the broader RAF community. The Lab led independent research and supported Foundation partners to drive innovation and scale up financial services for smallholder and rural customers. The Lab also researched key questions on client demand, financial solution provision, ecosystem development and impact.
GDI operated and managed the Mastercard Foundation Rural and Agricultural Learning Lab. GDI directed research with Dalberg Advisors, provided backend finance and communications support, and advised Mastercard Foundation RAF partners. The Lab complemented GDI’s suite of initiatives in smallholder finance, starting with ISF Advisors and culminating in Aceli Africa.