Our Impact


At Digital Frontiers, we are an organisation driven by our purpose towards impact. We believe that our success is measured by the tangible and positive changes we bring about in individuals, organisations, and even entire countries. Our comprehensive capacity-building programmes and services are meticulously designed to ensure that impact is not just a possibility, but a guaranteed outcome of our work.

We are committed to empowering individuals to rise in their careers and become catalysts for change. Through our programmes, we equip them with the necessary skills, knowledge, and support to unlock their full potential. We firmly believe that when individuals thrive, they can make a profound difference in their communities and beyond.

To gauge our impact as a capacity building institution, we employ rigorous monitoring and evaluation practices. Our approach includes robust quantitative and qualitative data analytics through the analysis of survey data, in-person interviews and focus groups with alumni, employers, and influential figures from various sectors, including development and the public sectors. Through these exercises, we gain valuable insights that help us refine our programmes and services, ensuring they continue to make a meaningful difference. At Digital Frontiers, we are dedicated to transforming lives, organisations, and societies

The following resources are available on this site: Annual MRM&E reports, Case studies, Infographics, as well as our This is my Journey campaign showcasing our students talking about their journeys.  

2022 Capacity Built Infographic

As an organisation we are building human capacity in Digital Financial Services, Gender Equality, Inclusive Digital Economies, Instant and Inclusive Payment Systems and Digital Financial Inclusion Supervision and equipping these professionals, who understand the nuances of each market they work in, with the knowledge, network, and confidence they need to work towards solving these complex global issues in their local context.  You can view the breadth and depth of the capacity we have built here. 

Building Human Connections Globally

Communities of Practice

Our Communities of Practice are a core element of our capacity building programmes. We maintain several professional Communities of Practice (CoPs) across the globe where our students meet face-to-face regularly to discuss industry-wide innovations and challenges and how these play out in their local market context. They have the opportunity to engage with their peers and foster communication, cooperation, knowledge sharing, and innovation. Our CoP’s play a crucial role in us achieving our purpose.

Alliance of Digital Finance Associations

The Alliance of Digital Finance Associations (Alliance DFA) acts as the voice of the digital finance profession and provides a global focal point for the exposure and credibility of the industry. The Alliance DFA will also promote the international exchange of knowledge and industry best practices and facilitate opportunities and partnerships for their members to collaborate within themselves and with other stakeholders with the aim of contributing to financial inclusion and increased uptake of digital financial services.

Digital Finance

Capacity in digital finance professionals & service providers has increased.
Institutional capacity for digital finance Regulation has increased in both regulators & digital finance providers.
As a result, digital finance policies, regulations & directives have been developed or adapted by our alumni.
Cross-sector collaboration has increased resulting in new country-based initiatives along policy, product, customer needs and inclusion.


Gender capacity and mobilisation of a global network of changemakers among digital finance professionals and service providers who accelerate the progress toward gender equality within organisations has increased.
The body of knowledge of professionals with an understanding of the tools and techniques to develop changes in organisational behaviour and attitudes toward gender equality has expanded.
Increased number of organisations that adopt policies and practices which encourages and rely on the efforts of Gender Equality Changemakers and undertake gender equality change projects.
Reduction in systemic and systematic gender policy gaps which in turn reduces the prevalence of gender inequality and imbalances of gender based power dynamics within organisations.

Digital Frontiers Impact Reports: Empowering Capacities for Inclusive Digital Finance, Gender Equity and Inclusive Digital Economies 

The Digital Frontiers Impact Reports uncover the profound impact of our courses, knowledge resources, and continuous professional development. These reports showcase inspiring stories of transformation, illustrating the wide-ranging influence of our initiatives in empowering individuals, organisations, and countries.  

Case Studies

Our case studies bring to life our impact stories on the ground. They highlight how the work of DF has had an impact on individuals, organisations and national agendas.

Work with us

Do you have an initiative of your own that you’d like to work with us on? Or a human capital gap that you need to fill? If you are interested in funding, contributing, or partnering on any of our initiatives get in touch with us here.


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