Introduction
Greater access to financial services promotes social stability, stimulates economic growth and employment, and stabilises the financial system. Yet, only a very limited number of people and businesses in the Middle East and North Africa have access to adequate formal financial services. Microfinance is a means to advance financial inclusion. Strategic public and private efforts, progressive policies, laws and regulations, and an efficient financial infrastructure are needed to ensure the sector’s stability and outreach to the unbanked. This programme aims to improve the framework conditions for financial inclusion of the low-income population to promote sustainable and inclusive growth.

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1% – Of people have/use mobile account

9% — Of adults have a debit card

18% — Of people aged 25+ have account, compared to 9% of people aged 15-24

7% — Of the poorest 40% have a bank account

Impact

The project Promotion of Access to Financial Services for Small and Medium Enterprises (PAFSME) was implemented by GIZ on behalf of the German Development Cooperation and the European Union. The proje...
Iraq...
Since the mid 2000’s the Jordanian microfinance market is growing constantly at a high rate. Yet, the financial sector bears potential for responsible financial Inclusion to empower the youth, women...
On behalf of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and together with its partner institutions, the regional GIZ project Financial Inclusion in the MENA region (FIM...
Morocco...
The GIZ project Alternative Approaches to Financial Inclusion of SME (A-FIN) aims to strengthen the framework conditions for innovative financial services for SME by supporting the Palestinian regulat...
Tunisia...