ACCELERATING FINANCIAL INCLUSION THROUGH DIGITAL PAYMENTS

CATALYST is an initiative seeded by an alliance between the Government of India & USAID, to expand digital payments in India, through an ecosystem approach

Digital Financial Inclusion – The India Story

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Catalyst Soft Launch

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DIGITAL PAYMENTS:
A CRITICAL DRIVER TO UNLOCK INCLUSIVE GROWTH

CATALYST recognises that the adoption of digital payments by merchants and low-income consumers is essential to expand access to financial services like savings, credit and insurance to in turn achieve deep and lasting socio-economic transformation


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AN UNPRECEDENTED OPPORTUNITY TO MOVE THE NEEDLE

The Indian Payments landscape is at an inflection point given two tectonic forces and a rapidly growing base of smartphone and internet users

technology

Technology

Introduction of open, interoperable platform technologies such as Aadhaar, Unified Payments Interface, and the “India Stack” with a layer of innovative apps above

policy

Policy

Step change in government & regulatory activism with initiatives like Jan Dhan Yojana, Direct Benefit Transfers, Small Finance and Payment Banks to promote democratization of finance


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AN ECOSYSTEM APPROACH TO TEST, VALIDATE & SCALE


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Define Ecosystems

Identifying a local network of merchants, consumers, distribution chains, financial service providers, and local government agencies that transact with each other


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Test Technology & Business Models

Validating technology solutions and business models that effectively address core use cases to drive digital payment penetration


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Influence Policy

Designing and recommending evidence-based policies, incentives to facilitate digital payments


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Scale & Transform

Replicating implementation templates based on successful rollout of digital payments by leveraging strategic partnerships & government programs


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A MULTI-SECTOR PARTNERSHIP TO DELIVER CHANGE


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CATALYST is designed to bring together a coalition of organizations to seek solutions for expanding the retail digital payments acceptance network in India and addressing related challenges. In doing so, CATALYST has engaged with a cross-section of strategically selected organizations including policymakers, FMCG companies, mobile network operators, payment networks, financial institutions, payment technology companies and e-commerce providers


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Accion
Airtel Payments Bank
Aspada
Axis Bank
Basix (Sub-K)
Better Than Cash Alliance
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
BizOm
Blume Ventures
Boloro
CAIT
Capital First
Capital Float
CGAP
CIBIL
CUTS
Eko
Ezetap
FICCI
FINO
FTCash
Freecharge
Hindustan Unilever Limited
IAMAI
ICICI Bank
IDFC
ItzCash
Idea Payments Bank
IFC
Intellecap
Instafeez
ITC
Janalakshmi

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KyePot
Michael & Susan Dell Foundation
Mindtree
mSwipe
Marico
MasterCard
MicroSave
Mudra
NeoGrowth
Niyo
Novopay
NPCI
Omidyar Network
Oxigen
PNB Metlife Foundation
PayLo
P&G
PayTM Payments Bank
PhonePe
Prime Ventures
Quikwallet
Samsung Pay
Samwad
SEWA
SIDBI
Snapdeal
Suvidha
TCS
ToneTag
Visa
Vodafone Payments Bank
World Economic Forum
Yes Bank

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MAKING


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5-MINUTE INCLUSIVE LOANS A REALITY WITH “INDIA STACK”


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CATALYST recently released a report in partnership with the Indian Software Product Industry Round Table (iSPIRT) and Dalberg Social Advisors, showcasing cutting edge experiments in paperless, presence-less and cashless lending to financially underserved communities


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To download a copy of this report,
please click here


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Sign up to our mailing list


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You can also email us at
info@cashlesscatalyst.org


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