Innovating Financial Inclusion

Swiss Capacity Building Facility (SCBF)

SCBF is a public-private development partnership (PPDP) that funds technical assistance (TA) for financial sector partners to develop and scale-up client-centered financial products, channels and services in developing and emerging countries. The financial products and services include savings, loans, insurance, digital financial services, or financial education, among others.

Since inception in 2011, SCBF has funded over 169 projects across 48 countries with the support of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC). SCBF is dedicated to promoting responsible inclusive finance to meet the needs of low-income people, smallholder farmers and small-scale entrepreneurs, in particular women, to improve their livelihoods and to rise them out of poverty.

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Our impact

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. It allows organisations to map and measure their contribution to them.

The impact of SCBF-funded interventions cuts across many of the SDGs. Click the below button to learn more.


Do you have an innovative financial inclusion project?

We are always interested in funding new projects in the financial inclusion space in developing and emerging countries. All information regarding the selection criteria, the eligible countries, and much more, can be found in the Grant Application section. If you want to have an informal chat about your project, please contact us.