Digital Frontiers has over the years, tracked its value as a capacity-building institution by monitoring and measuring impact. Our scope for measuring our impact is on the places and the people to whom we provide our courses. In addition to surveying students before and after training, 6,12, and 18 months post-completion, we commission third-party monitoring and evaluation exercises each year to measure impact on practitioners, organizations, and even countries that take our courses.
The output of the most recent (2019) assessment is five case studies (two countries and three institutions involved in Digital Finance in Africa) and a Monitoring and Measurement of Results report. The two country case studies are of Zambia and Uganda, while Bank of Kigali, MTN, and Accion were selected for institution-level impact case studies. All six studies reveal a common thread regarding the value that institutions and countries gain by partnering with us, consistent with prior years M&E exercises.
Digital frontiers have already exceeded most five-year objectives by the end of its fourth year. DFI has built and launched courses with over 250,000 instructional hours through 6,300 completions by 4600 unique students from 139 countries and 1460 organizations. With pass rates exceeding 80%, we’ve exceeded our 30% gender equity target (currently at 34%) and public sector target of 20% (currently at 22%).
Students have consistently rated DFI courses highly, citing improved knowledge about digital financial services; increased awareness of international examples and opportunities in the wider sector; increased confidence in the student’s ability to use their knowledge to participate in conversations and apply what they’ve learned inside workplaces or communities of practice.
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