There is no doubt that digitalisation in today’s financial inclusion market is not a choice but a necessity. One question remains though: how can microfinance providers digitalise intelligently and, above all responsibly? Over the past ten years Advans has had the chance to implement and test multiple digital technologies to improve the financial inclusion journey for its clients. In Côte d’Ivoire for example, a USSD mobile banking solution has enabled access to saving accounts to over 19,000 cocoa farmers in remote areas with 1,120 of these clients also benefitting from digital school loans in 2018 for an amount of €180,000.
Find out more in Advans' article featured in this year's Microfinance Barometer here.