India SEWA 2025 Digital Financial Inclusion of Informal Sector (WB-P167886)

  • India
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Specific Location
Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Meghalaya, Assam and Gujara
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  • World Bank (WB)
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Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)
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  • Finance
  • Technical Cooperation
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Investment Type(s)
Advisory Services, Grant
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Project Cost (USD)
$ 2.73 million
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Primary Source

Original disclosure @ WB website

Updated in EWS Jan 17, 2019

Disclosed by Bank Oct 9, 2018

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Project Description

According to the bank document, the project aims to foster increased use of digital financial services by informal sector women in low-income households in selected States. The project will reach at least 500,000 women from low income and marginalized households in six states namely Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Meghalaya, Assam and Gujarat. The project will enhance financial literacy and proficiency in using mobile technology among target groups, and catalyze adoption of digital financial services so that these households can access formal financial instruments for improved livelihoods."

Investment Description
  • World Bank (WB)


Japan Social Development Fund US$ 2.73 million

Contact Information

World Bank

Varsha Marathe Dayal


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