Attaining Sustainable Development Goals through Financial Inclusion: Exploring Collaborative Approaches to Fintech Adoption in Developing Economies

Seyedeh Asra Ahmadi, Peiman Ghasemi, M. S. V. Prasad, Umar Muhammad Modibbo, Seyedeh Asra Ahmadi

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Abstract

This study proposes a multi-stakeholder framework to enhance fintech use in Africa, aiming to improve financial inclusion and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. This article analyzes past research and frameworks built to help stakeholders in developing nations adopt fintech, some of which have been tested in African states with limited success. The study recommends prioritizing national ownership, creating an enabling environment for private sector investment, partnering with multilateral development banks and other stakeholders, fostering innovation and digital literacy, and focusing on cost-effective, non-government-guaranteed financing. In accordance with the G20’s High-Level Principles for Digital Financial Inclusion, a country-specific strategy can boost financial technology and digital financial services uptake in Africa. Each government may build a legislative climate that supports innovation and competition, strengthens its digital infrastructure, increases digital literacy and awareness, and collaborates with private sector stakeholders to extend financial inclusion. Partnerships with businesses, international organizations, and other nations can help The Better Than Cash Alliance (TBTCA) promote fintech adoption. Countries can use fintech companies to build and implement national digital payment infrastructure by joining the Alliance. Finally, the mSTAR program advises cooperating with USAID to promote marginalized people, incorporate digital financial services, increase public–private engagement, and educate and train policymakers, practitioners, and technologists. These ideas can help African governments adopt fintech products faster and enhance financial inclusion.

OriginalspracheEnglisch
Aufsatznummer13039
FachzeitschriftSustainability (Switzerland)
Jahrgang15
Ausgabenummer17
DOIs
PublikationsstatusVeröffentlicht - 5 Sep. 2023

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  • 102001 Artificial Intelligence

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