Innovating Financial Inclusion
Swiss Capacity Building Facility (SCBF)
SCBF is a public-private development partnership (PPDP) that funds technical assistance (TA) for financial service providers to develop and upscale client-centred 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 130 projects across 43 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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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.
SCBF monitors results using project level indicators and align to the SDGs directly and indirectly. For more information, please click below.
Do you have an innovative financial inclusion project?
We are always interested for 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.