Our research and deep sector understanding
informs our advisory and implementation work.

Through extensive research into the broader ecosystem around smallholder finance and rural enterprises, ISF identifies specific roles and leverage points for stakeholders at all stages of growth and development.

To learn more, explore our main bodies of research below.

State of the Sector Reports

Our State of the Sector research takes a deep look into the rural and agricultural finance sector to share trends and propose paths forward to inclusive rural transformation.

Briefing Notes

ISF Briefing Notes share targeted research on specific topics of relevance to rural finance.

Pulse Blogs

The Pulse blog series tracks key developments in agricultural finance and highlights research findings that can move our sector towards a systems approach. We jointly author and publish this series with the Rural and Agricultural Finance Learning Lab (the Lab).

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