Digital Identification & Finance Initiative Africa: An overview of research opportunities

This report summarizes the channels through which the knowledge and technological benefits of digital payments and digital IDs can catalyze change in the implementation of welfare initiatives and household decisions surrounding these programs. The authors highlight four open areas of research that DigiFI is interested in for African countries—supply-side channels, demand-side channels, supply- and demand-side together, and externalities.

  • Date: 01/06/2019
  • Sector: Agriculture, Industry, Services
  • Topics: Digital technology, Financial education, Inclusive finance
  • Regions: Africa
  • Resource type: Publications
  • Institutions: J-PAL