Promoting Financial Inclusion in Egypt

In 2019, the GIZ awarded the National Financial Inclusion Survey and Strategy to AFC, to support the CBE in evidence-based policy making for greater financial inclusion of individuals and MSMEs. In the frame of this project, AFC, in collaboration with the national statistics office CAPMAS and the Central Bank of Egypt, conducted the first national representative financial inclusion survey in Egypt and build a data set as evidence base and baseline for future monitoring. Grounded on the analysis of the collected data and consultation of all relevant national stakeholders, AFC experts guided the CBE in drafting the first National Financial Inclusion Strategy for the country. The recommendations and action points provided will inform policy development to reach greater financial inclusion in the country.