Drafting of International Standards for the Use of Digital Identity in Financial Services

Challenge An international industry standards-setting organisation needed to offer comprehensive guidance on the use of digital identity in digital financial services. This was in accordance with United Nations Sustainable Development Goal #16—the creation of effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels—which includes a requirement to provide legal identity for all by 2030.

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Revitalization of a National Interoperable Mobile Money Platform

Challenge Growth in a national mobile money platform had flat-lined after launch. With minimum viable product in the market, the creators were seeking a plan for new products and services to reignite interest and user enrolment, particularly among the underserved.

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Requirements, Design & Procurement Oversight for a Real-time Micropayments System

Challenge A South Asian government was seeking to bolster formal financial inclusion and digital service offerings for small players. To that end, the state bank, in collaboration with two international development institutions, planned to launch a high-volume micropayments gateway, in the understanding that any such platform would have to adhere to the strict guidelines of governance, interoperability, and inclusion required by the donor partners.

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Digital Subsidies using Biometric Identity

Challenge The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in a West African nation needed to strengthen security, reduce corruption, and improve delivery of agricultural vouchers to subsistence farmers. However, most of the target segment lived off-grid with neither mobile data nor electricity and possessed limited identity documentation.

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Regulatory Framework for Digital Financial Services, including Remittances

Challenge A country in southwest Asia wanted to improve access to financial services for both citizens and for a significant refugee population. Concerns about inclusion and efficiency, along with the important role of cross-border remittances, indicated that digital financial services would offer the best solution. To enable the roll-out of DFS, the country’s central bank—backed financially and technically by two international development institutions—required the creation of an appropriate regulatory framework.

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New Digital Payments Strategy & Regulations for an African National Bank

Challenge A national bank in a region where financial services players were racing to embrace digital technology urgently needed to create an efficient and well-regulated payments ecosystem that accorded with global best practices and standards.

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Payments & E-Commerce Roadmap for an Asian National Bank

Challenge An economically challenged nation was struggling to recover from significant natural disaster that caused severe hardship and loss of life. To drive growth and financial inclusion, the central bank, in partnership with a global development institution, sought to enable the launch of digital financial technology.

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