Digitizing Rural Value Chains in India: An Assessment of High Potential Opportunities to Increase Women’s Economic Empowerment
In our latest report, we highlight the role and impact of digital financial services (DFS) on economic empowerment of rural communities’ especially rural women in India through accelerated financial inclusion. The report has been released as a part of the Mobile Solutions Technical Assistance Program (mSTAR) initiative, supported by U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented by FHI 360. The initiative aims to create a digitally-enabled rural financial ecosystem to enhance farmers’ livelihoods through use of DFS. These solutions have the potential to drive down financial services delivery costs for customers and service providers, as well as offer services at greater convenience and scale, opening the door to economic empowerment and development.