a global platform dedicated to harnessing evidence, solutions and practices to advance financial inclusion and digital finance innovation.

a cornerstone to the World Bank Group’s Universal Financial Access Goals; contributes to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals; and remains a high level priority of  the  G20 Presidency of the Global  Partnership  for  Financial  Inclusion (GPFI).

a strategic network of public and private sector leaders in the fields of financial inclusion and digital finance

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Digital lenders can help unlock full financial inclusion: digital financial services aren’t just for fintechs

By Amy Stewart An agent for Accion Microfinance Bank in Nigeria assists a customer.  The market for lending is...

The Digital Transformation: Four Opportunities and Three Threats for Traditional Financial Institutions

By GRAHAM WRIGHT In 2010, Equity Bank called in MicroSave to help with their digital transformation. Today more than 97 percent of...

For Women in India, Small Loans Have a Big Impact

Photos by Dominic Chavez/IFC HARHUA, India—In this sleepy village on the outskirts of the ancient city of Varanasi, Irawati...
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“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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