Articles by Ruth Goodwin-Groen
With 2030 gradually drawing nearer, how can the world accelerate progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals? Global leaders discussed that question at the United Nations General Assembly last week, and according to Ruth Goodwin-Groen at the U.N.-based Better Than Cash Alliance, digital financial inclusion is emerging as a key answer. She discusses how digital financial services can be an important part of the solution for critical issues like hunger, health and climate change – and profiles a few of the growing number of governments and companies that are leading by example.
The emergence of Nigeria as a regional economic powerhouse has presented a challenge for Nigerian policymakers: How to convert Nigeria’s growth at the macro level into greater financial inclusion, so that the rising economic tide can benefit more people.
The expansion of digital payments could be poised to increase financial inclusion and change the way the world addresses poverty, says Ruth Goodwin-Groen, managing director of the Better Than Cash Alliance. In this post, she discusses the multiple benefits that can be gained as cash is replaced with digital payments.