Visa Corporation


This research explores the barriers to acceptance of cashless payments among micro and small merchants in 6 emerging economies


To increase financial inclusion for micro and small merchants operating in marginalized markets


By conducting qualitative research with micro and small merchants in emerging economies to understand how they bank and access credit as well as with the ecosystem in which they exist

GDI’s Role

GDI incubates Project Open Source, a multi-stakeholder initiative linking private water operators with information technology organizations and individuals.

Project Open Source is creating a point of sale software designed to expand the reach and scale of clean water provision and other development projects. GDI supports the strategic direction, fundraising, partnership development and governance of this early stage initiative.”

Key People

Alice GugelevDirector, GDI

Focus Area

Impact Escalated