As Nigeria rolls out one of the developing world's most ambitious policy platforms to boost digital payments and drive greater financial inclusion, it's important to take stock of the country's progress to date, so that policy-makers around the world can learn from Nigeria's experiences.
* An edited version of this piece originally appeared in the Autumn edition of Housing Finance International, the journal of the International Union for Housing Finance. The African Union for Housing Finance's (AUHF) conference, which will take place on October 26 -28 in Durban, South Africa, promises to focus on
Conclusions and Recommendations Financing youth in agriculture is a must. Financing mechanisms that are beneficial to young agripreneurs are also beneficial to others, and to a large extent, developing sound mechanisms that improve access to finance for young people that wish to become more involved in agriculture or to expand their existing agribusinesses is a matter of improving the overall environment for agricultural financing in a country.
Financial access in Africa is heavily constrained. The percentage of adults with a