Mastercard Study Advocates Financial Inclusion as a Driver for Better Access to Health and Education

Source: Zawya

Financial inclusion is driving better access to health and education across Middle East and Africa, according to a new white paper from Mastercard. The study, Financial Inclusion: Connecting People to Finance, Health, and Education, explores how health, education, digital, and financial inclusion are all intertwined to unlock greater prosperity and wellbeing for communities across the region.

It reveals that access to finance, healthcare, and education has become even more of a challenge over the past two years, since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, as a result of movement restrictions and lockdowns. This has placed a greater need for digitally delivered financial inclusion; and for using this as a platform to distribute health and education services to the masses.