The impact of API maturity on the Financial Inclusion agenda

Categories : Ecosystem & Interoperability, Technology and Operational Enablers


Author: Owen Meredth

This paper contextualizes the value of ‘open’ and ‘mature’ APIs and what that means. It outlines some of the key characteristics of what APIs for such Emerging Market, Financial Inclusion focused systems are and the challenges being faced. It explores some of the (disjointed) efforts being made to address the gaps and in leading to the objective of this paper – which is to initiate meaningful discussion around this topic with a view to finding viable solution/s to the challenges laid out – and puts forward our thoughts on what some possible solutions would look like.