2020 Trends in International Funding for Financial Inclusion

Categories : Customer and Users of Digital Payments, Financial inclusion


Author: CGAP

International funders committed US$58 billion for financial inclusion in 2020, an increase of $6 billion from the previous year. Analysis in this paper by CGAP shows that while private funding growth slowed to 4 percent, public funding grew by 17 percent over 2019 levels,  influenced, in part, by the COVID-19 pandemic.  Analysis of all funder types shows that while financial inclusion is poised to remain a priority for funders in the years ahead, the “what,” the “how,” and the “who” of funding are evolving.