WHAT WE DO

We are the first global community of practice dedicated to harnessing evidence, solutions and best practices to advance responsible investments and innovation for digital financial inclusion.

We are a cornerstone of the World Bank Group’s 2020 Universal Financial Access Goals, we contribute to the United Nations’ 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, and our work in responsible digital financial services remains a priority of  the G20 and the Global  Partnership  for  Financial  Inclusion.

We collaborate as public and private sector leaders, investors, innovators, industry and policy experts to improve customer resilience and sustainability of micro, small & medium enterprises. We partner with industry associations, finance and tech companies, together with regulators or policymakers to advance digital inclusion.

Since
2009
Outreach
45000
Signatories
120
AUM $B
171
Countries
54

PARTNER HIGHLIGHTS

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WHAT OUR PARTNERS SAY

“The Investor Guidelines are very important for investors who are looking at the digital finance space…to mitigate and manage the risks and investment opportunities.”

Imtiaz Khan Cassia Capital Partners

“We created a financial literacy program…Success will be the continued digital nativeness of the customer.”

Michael Nyaga Equity Bank

“Central to financial inclusion is to promote an enabling environment that protects consumers on the one hand, and fosters innovation and competitive markets on the other.”

David Ashiagbor Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership at the AfDB

“We are still in the Wild West with regards to data privacy, data protection, which data shall be used in a commercial way…this needs a lot of attention.”

Wolfgang Bücker GIZ

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THE MOBILE ECONOMY 2020

The GSMA Mobile Economy series provides the latest insights on the state of the mobile industry worldwide. Produced by...
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