Responsible Finance Forum

GRANTING ACCESS: LEVERAGING SOCIAL PAYMENTS TO EXPAND DIGITAL FINANCIAL INCLUSION IN COTE D’IVOIRE

Christopher Tullis , Heba Elgazzar , Kokoevi Sossouvi and Meritxell Martinez
01 December 2018
Source:  IFC-Mastercard Partnership for Financial Inclusion

Granting Access: Leveraging Social Payments to Expand Digital Financial Inclusion in Cote d’Ivoire captures the experience of piloting digital social grant payments in Cote d’Ivoire and concludes that merely paying social benefits into a digital account is not sufficient to lead to lasting financial inclusion, but that coupled with additional activities such as financial literacy campaigns and expanded agent networks it can have a positive impact on expanding adoption of digital financial services the poorest.