Innovative Digital Payment Mechanisms Supporting Financial Inclusion Stocktaking Report

A report by the World Bank Group’s Payment System Development Group, the Better Than Cash Alliance, and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion for the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion

November 17, 2015

The purpose of this report is to provide visibility into the business models and technologies behind innovative payment mechanisms that have the potential to increase financial inclusion, particularly in low-income markets. Although not all innovations examined in this report have been made with the unserved and underserved in mind, many of them can nonetheless be used to facilitate financial inclusion.

Prepared for the G20 Turkish Presidency