Innovating Financial Inclusion

Swiss Capacity Building Facility (SCBF)

The Swiss Capacity Building Facility (SCBF) is an innovative public-private platform to enhance inclusive finance for low-income clients, especially women, smallholder farmers and MSMEs, in emerging contexts. SCBF enables, with funding, financial service providers to access the expertise required to develop, tailor and scale innovative solutions that address the unique challenges these low income populations face.

Since inception to end of 2022, SCBF has co-funded over 188 projects across 50 countries, reaching over 3.4 million people with financial services that improve their living standards, build resilience and advance economic empowerment. SCBF is currently updating its strategy and financial instruments to better meet the needs of social enterprises/innovative organisations that looks to advance financial inclusion.

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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.