European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP)

Call for Proposal - ACP Digital Financial Services (Digital4Inclusion)

23/08/2019 - 15:06

The deadline for the submission of concept notes is 1 October 2019.


A new call for proposals has been launched by the European Commission for African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries under the title ACP Digital Financial Services (Digital4Inclusion). The aim is to support inclusive and responsible Digital Financial projects that can benefit people living in poverty and entrepreneurs (in particular women and youth). It will support partnerships to promote innovative and scalable digital financial solutions. It will also support partnerships to promote policy and regulatory environment for digital financial inclusion.

The global objective of this Call for Proposals is to deepen financial inclusion in ACP countries by promoting inclusive and responsible Digital Financial Services (DFS) ecosystems that can benefit poor people and entrepreneurs. The specific objectives of this Call for Proposals are to:

  • Develop responsible, open and inclusive digital financial ecosystems based on knowledge and innovation in ACP countries: ACP countries will have a better understanding of their needs and engagement in terms of digital financial inclusion with improved policies, legal and regulatory frameworks, a more inclusive and efficient financial market with improved infrastructure, and upgraded financial consumer capability and protection.
  • Further develop and scale up innovative digital financial solutions based on multi-stakeholder alliances: Existing successful sustainable DFS technology business models are expanded and replicated by multi-stakeholder (including public-private sector actors) alliances aimed at having a high development measurable impact in key focal areas, including financial services (credit, savings, payments and insurance), agricultural value chains and rural electrification/clean energy as well as youth and women entrepreneurship.

All questions about this call should be directed to the functional mailbox specifically dedicated to it at by 10 September 2019.

All the documentation and application guidelines, including a Powerpoint presentation about the call, will be found on the European Commission website.

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