Digital Financial Services in the MENA Region

More than half the population living in the Middle East and North Africa region have no secure means of saving or borrowing money, or making payments. Digital financial services can expand access to health information, products, and services, and make progress toward universal health coverage. Under the guidance of the USAID Bureau for the Middle East, SHOPS Plus conducted a landscape analysis of the trends, enablers of, and barriers to using digital financial services in 11 countries: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank and Gaza, and Yemen. This report provides a regional and country-specific overview of the regulatory environment, availability, and applications of digital financial services. It provides recommendations for advancing these services through engagement with the private sector, governments, and donors. 

View the 11 country profiles in this excerpt.

Author

Pamela Riley, Sarah Romorini, Emma Golub, and Maggie Stokes

Contributor

SHOPS Plus

Published
August 2020
Resource Types
Report
Technical Area
Digital Health
Gender
Health Financing
Universal Health Coverage
Keywords
Egypt
Iraq
Lebanon
Libya
Middle East and North Africa
Morocco
Syria
Tunisia
West Bank and Gaza
Yemen
microinsurance
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